The “Greatest” Political Murderer

January 25, 2015 With Roderick Macfarquhar

The trio of Hitler, Stalin and Mao were responsible for some 100 million political murders of civilians. Of these some 48 million could be traced to Mao Tse Tung and his two mad campaigns known as “The Great Leap Forward” andĀ  “The Cultural Revolution.” The terrifying and inevitably riveting story was told by Oxford University historianĀ  Roderick Macfarquhar in his book “Mao’s Last Revolution.” He joined us in this exceptional program early in 2006.