New on my bookshelf thanks to the Tyee.
‘Strange Rebels’ club of 1979: Deng Xiaoping, Ayatollah Khomeini, Pope John Paul II, Margaret Thatcher.
By Crawford Kilian, 6 Jan 2014, TheTyee.ca
Deng Xiaoping survived trouble with Mao and Communist party’s left wing.
Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st CenturyBy Christian CarylBasic Books
For most of us living in 1979, it didn’t seem like the birth of the 21st century at all; it was one damned thing after another, like any other year… (Killian)