Broken China

Re "China's powerful weakness," Opinion, April 29

Francis Fukuyama assumes that China's central government wants to protect its citizens, a notion for which there is scant evidence.

Communism always makes tyrants of its leaders because there is no other means of control.

And it is human nature that the worst rise to the top, embracing corruption, because that is the only way to succeed.

Mary McLemore

Autaugaville, Ala.

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