Jonathan Mirsky

A 300 Per Center

My China Eye: Memoirs of a Jew and a Journalist

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The physicist Wolfgang Pauli once remarked of a new theory, ‘It’s not even wrong.’ Such is nearly the case with Israel Epstein’s memoir. Almost everything in it is either twisted, false, or a lie – even the title: his Jewishness is invisible except during his not quite five years in prison in the time of the Cultural Revolution, when, he claims, he told himself Jewish jokes.

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