Great choice with the Magus. I think all young men should read the book. Young women too, but my focus would be on young men.Narcissus and Goldmund
I finished it and thought the writing was awesome. Parts that were a bit drawn out with unnecessary information, but awesome writing.Great choice with the Magus. I think all young men should read the book. Young women too, but my focus would be on young men.
I also left my home country when i was young and went away to a more exotic place.
One of the best novels of the 20th century is an understatement.
Those numbers are inflated for political cold war reasons. The real catastrophe of mao is that his Great Leap Forward built up the country adequately for the bosses to move our industry there.There's something of a double standard with dictators.
Mao's death toll is dominated by the millions who starved during the Great Leap Forward.
But normally, deaths by starvation, even when they're the product of government policy, aren't considered tantamount to genocide.
I'm not praising Mao here by any means.
But, for example, Churchill presided over a famine in Bengal in 1943 which killed several million people. He was criticized even at the time for his government's role. Was that genocide?