ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

A+| A| A-

VIETNAM- Two Years after Signing the Paris Agreements

March 1, 1975 several new things that have happened to China and the Chinese people, he warns that "our leading comrades must pay close attention to the socialist revolution in the realm of the superstructure". At another place he argues for "a vast Marxist theoretical force in the struggle and use [of] Marxism to occupy all spheres in the superstructure''. Earlier on in the report he talks of "the dictatorship of the proletariat over the bourgeoisie in the realm of the superstructure'' Thus the NFC has underlined the extraordinary resilience of the superstructure. One can see the point. Even in experiments with non-socialist or so-called 'socialistic' patterns of development, the tremendous problems that the tenacious, centuries-old superstructure of the ancient civilisations create VIETNAM are well known, Nobody has, however, talked about them, except in terms of social science cliches of 'tradition and modernity' which contribute nothing to the resolution of the problem of 'change'. Mao and his comrades have at least addressed themselves to this task. They have launched a mass movement for a thorough attack on the superstructure. Mao, like many leaders in Asia, has inherited a world where, as Mencius put it, "some labour with their minds and some labour with their strength; those who labour with their minds govern others; those who labour with their strength are governed by others". Presumably, Mao wants to make Mencius stand on his head! Therefore the importance of the superstructure. And therefore also the importance of the attack on the superstructure.

Dear Reader,

To continue reading, become a subscriber.

Explore our attractive subscription offers.

Click here

Back to Top