chapter  3
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THE STRANDS OF DISILLUSIONMENT, PART II: FINAL LOSS OF FAITH

By late spring, 1947, Powell had seen the prospects for a coalition government and Constitutional democracy fall by the wayside, due in his view to the intransigence of the GMD right wing. The Review’s hopes that a liberal third party under Democratic League auspices would lead China into a new age of Western liberal democratic political institutions had been dashed by all-out Civil War.