February 14, 2014

China's Historical Amnesia

Minxin Pei, Indian Express

The Associated Press

In 1984, George Orwell observes that those who control the present control the past; those who control the past control the future. What he means is that rulers in a totalitarian regime must fabricate history in order to survive. Those familiar with the former Soviet Union and contemporary China would find Orwell’s insight extremely compelling.

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