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A History of Zionism: From the French Revolution to the by Walter Laqueur

By Walter Laqueur

From some of the most exotic historians of our time comes the definitive common historical past of the Zionist stream.

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With bourgeois democracy in colonial and backward countries, but must not merge with it. As we have seen, Stalin in China during the twenties botched Lenin's formula for undermining the power of the "capitalist imperialist" West. He not only instructed the Chinese Commu- "merge" themselves in the Kuomintang; he also forewarned the Chinese Nationalists of what was in store for them nists to by proclaiming that this merging was a Trojan-horse tactic de- signed to destroy them from within, after they had served their purpose of weakening the West.

They recruited the active and capable young members of the of most many to the creased their own ranks. And since the "Organization Department" of the Kuomintang, engaged in creating a mass basis of popular support among the workers and peasants, was Kuomintang into their headed by a Communist until May 1926, the Chinese Communist Party developed from a small group of revolutionaries into the organizers of a mass movement. Communist Party membership, which had only been 1,500 in 1924, increased to 10,000 a few months later, and within a year multiplied fifty fold.

Chen Tu-hsiu, who wrote these words in the December 1918 New Youth, was the outstanding leader of the Chinese turned to the West for inspiand intellectuals patriots who had and modernize China and to reform ration and political ideas issue of restore her independence, dignity and security. A year later Chen Tu-hsiu and his followers were forming Communist groups in the main cities of China, preparatory to the foundation of the Communist Party of China in Shanghai on July 1, 1921. The reason why is as simple as it is important for us standif we to under- are not to lose the Middle East as well as the Far with the West, which failed to apply its people described by Kipling as "the lesser breeds without the law/' drove Chinese patriots either into the East.

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