Thursday, April 11, 2013
Why Mao didn't reinvent the wheel
This blog is not a diatribe about how 'uncreative' Mao was. After all, he temporarily dabbled in the Hunanese independence movement, until many of his followers either latched onto the movement for selfish gain or eventually lost interest. When Mao became more interest in the Communist party, it is at first because of his love for anarchism in general, but eventually he turns specifically to the Bolshevik model. Why didn't Mao create a unique brand of communism for China? Why did he do what the Russians had already done?