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Charlotte Painter

Charlotte Painter is the author of Who Made the Lamb, Seeing Things, and Confession from the Malaga Madhouse. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.

— From October 1993
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Conjuring Tibet

Turning youths loose on actual or possible dissidents was probably the shrewdest and cruelest of Maoist strategies. Here were True Believers, lacking life experience to complicate their thoughts, still endowed with the primal cruelty of children. Having internalized the rhetoric of the Cultural Revolution, they were empowered to indulge in any form of torture, from breast amputation to castration, secure in the righteousness of their cause.

October 1993
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