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Bright Swallow by Vivian Bi: a book review by Geoffrey Zygier – J-Wire

In the last century alone, Nazism, Islamism and Communism have been complicit in the deaths of hundreds of millions of people and caused indescribable destruction and human misery. The readers of J-Wire are sadly all too familiar with these movements’ vile excesses against the Jews. However, living under oppression is not only a Jewish condition. Tragically it is a too common aspect of being human. Each of these movements has triggered so many indescribably monstrous, quite lunatic episodes. This review looks at Bright Swallow, Vivian Bi’s memoir of her harrowing experiences during the Cultural Revolution in the People’s Republic of China…

Reblogged from J-Wire

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