Earlier this year, Simon Leys, the distinguished author of Broken Images and Chinese Shadows, led an informal discussion sponsored by the Foundation for the Study of Independent Social Ideas. The following passages from a transcript of his remarks have been excerpted and edited slightly. The concluding two paragraphs have been taken from an article by Simon Leys that appeared in the French periodical L’Express. We thank Mr. Leysfor permission to use this material. — EDS.
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