The Enigma of Japanese Power: People and Politics in a Stateless Nation
In this brilliantly authoritative book, Karel van Wolferen unravels the confusions and misperceptions the West has about Japan and can no longer afford to maintain.
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make way for government - sponsored ideology . ' Traditional cultural values '
were not just relied upon to continue as cultural values usually do , without any
helping hand from ministers and bureaucrats ; they were ' revived ' . The formal
69 An ideology to dull the mind The effect of an ideology that dominates
intellectual constructs in explaining socio - political ... In Japan ideology
withholds intellectual stimulation from its citizens by withholding ideas that are
fundamentally at ...
7 Herman Ooms , Tokugawa Ideology , Princeton University Press , 1985 ,
chapter 4 . I am much indebted to this brilliant study of the various ideological
constructs of the early Tokugawa period . It is exceptional in its emphasis on the
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While the author seems biased by his own negative experiences as a foreigner trying to work in Japanese media, his severe critique of the weakness of Japanese leadership has been confirmed by events to a considerable degree. Read full review
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