Monday, March 29, 2010

Daily Dose

From The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China, by Hannah Pakula


"Along with war materials, Stalin sent Chiang some advice on achieving national unity: 'Tell the Generalissimo that if he wants to do away with any manifestation of disloyalty on the part of his people while the fight continues, he should shoot at least 4,500,000 persons. Otherwise,' Stalin said, 'I fear that he will not be able to bring the war of resistance to a successful conclusion.'"

From Chapter 24

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