IS CHINA A DEMOCRACY? by Creighton Lacy

IS CHINA A DEMOCRACY?

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Perhaps the answer is No -- if the test is universal suffrage or representative government. But in this slim volume, the facts behind the dictatorial front of the Kuomintang are evaluated, the accomplishments of the brief struggle towards democracy presented, the basic elements in China's age-long acceptance of family solidarity and village socialism shown in relation to the present planning, the future intention. Education -- co-operative movement -- constitutional groundwork -- standards of free speech, freedom of religion -- and certain democratic agencies now operating, all point to democracy inherent in a great power. A challenge to Western complacency.

Pub Date: April 29th, 1943
Publisher: John Day