JK HISTORY: MAO ZEDONG

JESSE KELLY BREAKS HISTORY: MAO ZEDONG

The 20th century had its share of villainous dictators. But none was as murderous as China’s Mao Zedong, who exterminated approximately 65 million Chinese, as part of his vision to turn the country socialist. Dissenters — primarily intellectuals & scholars — were punished with prison, labor camps, starvation, or execution. Mao’s deadly campaigns included manufactured famine and most notoriously, The Cultural Revolution. Is Mao’s legacy a blueprint for the tactics being employed today by equally malevolent leaders — including those right here in America? Jesse Kelly breaks it down as he breaks history.