Not at all surprised that Western imperialism’s distorians (that’s dis-historians) fudged the numbers for propaganda purposes, but am a bit by just how brazenly they did so. As the author correctly points out:
Having violated every tenet of reason, these ‘academics’ may as well have allocated all their imaginary deaths to the Great Leap years and claimed that 60 million died — why hang themselves only for a lamb rather than for a sheep! Seldom have we seen basic norms of academic probity and honesty being more blatantly violated, than in this travesty of statistical ‘estimates.’ And seldom have noted intellectuals, who might have been expected to show more common sense, shown instead more credulous naïveté and irresponsibility, by accepting without investigation and propagating such nonsensical ‘estimates,’ giving them the status of historical fact.
Sadly, this is all too common. Everything you have been taught about history is a lie.