Beijing’s Bold New Censorship

China Marks 70th Anniversary Of China's Resistance Against Japanese AggressionAuthoritarians, in China and elsewhere, normally have preferred to dress their authoritarianism up in pretty clothes. Lenin called the version of dictatorship he invented in 1921 “democratic centralism,” but it became clear, especially after Stalin and Mao inherited the system, that centralism, not democracy, was the point. More recent examples of prettifying include “The Republic of … http://bit.ly/2fOQrTe

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