Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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The task of keeping the Western world, or at least the United States, convinced that Chairman Mao and his current associates in the Forbidden City at Peking are madmen is both demanding and deadening. The Russian Communist leaders in Moscow, it is estimated, devote six days weekly to the chore, a stint paralleled by the Chinese Nationalist leaders in Taipei. Dedicated anti-Communists from New York to Long Beach contribute significantly to the effort, And the Chinese Communists themselves, not to be outdone, appear to allot roughly half their working hours to programs designed to convince the American Congress that they are not only intransigent but also intellectually insolvent and emotionally unbalanced. Given the din, it is hardly surprising that the intelligent layman surrenders both diagnosis and prognosis to the China experts.