A revision of the revision
Now I'm as much a sucker for a nice revisionist history as the next person ... everyone else has got it wrong, but here's the TRUTH ... but I was puzzled by the reception in the London press of Mao: The Unknown Story, by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday.
The reviews seem to have swallowed it hook, line and sinker: everyone thought he was a great leader, but now it has been shown he was a pathological psychopath with no special skills or outstanding qualities. See for example The Times and The Telegraph. Now you might argue those are right-wing sources, but theGuardian is only slightly more critical.
Blood & Treasure provides an essential critical corrective.