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The Mango Cult of Mao

In spite of how it sounds, Mao’s Mango Cult is not the name of a Bay Area hipster band. It is in fact one of the most bizarre instances of food and propaganda coming together to create something so uniquely of its time that we can scarcely believe it today.

To properly do this this story justice it’s important to understand the time in which it took place. China in the 50s and 60s was as challenging an environment to live in…

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