Not a Contest I’d Like to Win

“Even the previous estimates of 20 to 30 million dead qualify the Great Leap Forward as the biggest single case of mass murder in world history. If Dikötter’s revised figure of 45 million withstands scrutiny, Mao will have definitively surpassed Joseph Stalin’s overall record as a mass murderer.”  I was really not aware of China’s terror famine, which took place between 1958 and  1962, which, um, holy shit, killed a shit ton of people, until just now.  [via superpunch]

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