August 7, 2009
YOU HAVE TO SAY THIS FPOR THE LEFT'S DETERMINATION..:
The Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek has been unfairly condemned by history, argues a new biography (Dan Southerland, August 6, 2009, CS Monitor)
Chinese Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek stands condemned by many historians and journalists as a dictator lacking ideals and significant achievements. In a new biography, The Generalissimo, Jay Taylor sets the record straight. [...]
Taylor shows in great detail that Chiang and his often-maligned troops fought more effectively against Japan’s heavily armed and well trained war machine than is generally realized. He also depicts in a mostly positive light Chiang’s performance during a quarter of a century in exile at the head of the Nationalist government on Taiwan, where he set the stage for the island’s shift from dictatorship to democracy.
...not even 100 million dead Chinese nor the qualitative differences between the PRC and Taiwan could change their minds about Chiang v. Mao.
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 7, 2009 2:28 PM