A great leap into the abyss

The worldwide trend is that people die at a higher age, even though third world countries still have a high child mortality rate.

But if you look at this graph, covering the time since 1950, Mao’s Great Leap Forward can be seen at the end of the fifties.

Like the other crimes against humanity committed by the totalitarian regimes of the 20th century, this can be plainly seen looking back.

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