Dec 30, 2005

Wandering Jew

What a lot of dislocation the 20th Century wrought. Robert Skidelsky was born in China, moved to England, returned to China for a year before fleeing to Hong Kong to escape the communists.

Before that, the family business had been one of the largest employers in Siberia, before losing all their Russian holdings in 1918. Thirty years later, they lost their assets in Manchuria, too.

Now Skidelsky returns to China and is welcomed with open arms.

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