Oct. 21 (NYR Books/by Fang Lizhi): A sense of the “nonappearance of the expected” was my first impression of Ezra Vogel’s Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China. Systematic nonconsideration of human rights is one of the book’s features.
Deng’s example of the utility of massacre had not been lost on Gaddafi.
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Note: The writer is an astrophysicist and former vice-president of the University of Science and Technology of China