Totalitarianism, famine and us


A new piece of mine reviewing Yang Jisheng’s Tombstone and other relevant books appears in The Nation this week. Yang’s summa is getting much coverage, on NPR, the New York Review of Books, and elsewhere. While these pieces honor the book’s intentions, they don’t offer much of a framework for how it might matter outside China, aside from knowing more detail about this exceptional horror. I try to offer one.


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