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Granite Studio decentralized

The excellent Granite Studio blog ("A Qing historian reads the newspaper") has moved from Blogspot, usually blocked in China, to its own server at Granitestudio.org.

As Chairman Mao said, “Command cannot be highly centralized otherwise guerrilla action is too limited in scope.”

Good advice for China bloggers: if you want to avoid being censored, blocked or otherwise harmonized, get your own server space and stay away from the big, centralized platforms like Blogspot and Typepad.

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Mao said what ?? on which page of the Little Red Book ?

In Chapter 9 of the essay "Guerrilla War Strategy Against Japan" (抗日游击战争的战略问题), issued in 1938, Mao wrote:

游击战争的指挥方法,由于游击部队是低级的武装组织和分散行动的特性,不容许高度的集中主义,如同正规战争的指挥方法那样。如果企图拿正规战争的指挥方法施之于游击战争,必然地要束缚游击战争的高度活泼性,而使游击战争毫无生气。

In the English translation (published as Chapter 7 of On Guerrilla Warfare), this was rendered as

Because guerrilla formations act independently and because they are the most elementary of armed formations, command cannot be too highly centralized. If it were, guerilla action would be too limited in scope.

Joel,

Chapter and verse, even? Gotta love that.

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