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The Miracles of Mao - A bizarre anthology of devotional literature

by Ramachandra Guha, 7 April 2013

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The Telegraph - April 6 , 2013

Marxism claims to offer a materialist approach to history, where class relations and the forces of technology are given more importance than the doings of individuals. In practice, however, political regimes based on professedly Marxist principles have indulged in an unprecedented worship of their leaders. Communist parties the world over brook no criticism of the Holy Trinity of Marx, Engels, and Lenin. No prime minister or president of a bourgeois democracy has ever experienced the slavish adulation enjoyed by Josef Stalin in the