China’s Worst Self-Inflicted Environmental Disaster: The Campaign to…

Back in the 1950s, China was going through its Great Leap Forward, an effort to transform China from a largely agrarian nation to a thriving industrial Marxist powerhouse. These sweeping (and often brutal) reforms, touched virtually every facet of Chinese life — and as one particular episode in China's history points… » 7/18/12 4:00pm 7/18/12 4:00pm