Would we allow any other ethnic or racial group to be demonized so visibly and persistently?
The Nuremberg Trials closed the book. A book of horrors, a book of torture and killing and genocidal zealotry. A fitting end to those who set in motion the death of 40 million people. The end of World War II. Filmmaker Steve Palackdharry has made a poignant and strangely trenchant documentary, Journey to Justice, about the story [...]
G.W.F. Hegel. Philosopher of everything, and everything else not contained in the known universe. Hegel’s tough. Real tough. So much Hegel, so little time. We’ve all had a bit of Hegel in our education. Maybe you had him in your high school world history/western civ class. Most draw a straight line from Hegel to Marx [...]
Those of you who think the last century proves humanity to be a stinking gene-pool of war and violence, that we’re warlike, trigger-happy beasts itching for carnage…take heart! It may not be so. I advocate studying history…the history of the 20th Century’s wars and our current adventure in Iraq. That is, if you can find [...]
Prepared for the Association for Asian Studies Conference Washington, D. C. April 4-7, 2002 THE FASCIST ERA: HISTORIOGRAPHICAL CONUNDRUMS When Imperial Japan finally capitulated on September 2, 1945, it marked the end of both a war and an era. The Allies’ victory in the Pacific terminated the 20th Century’s bloodiest conflict and it also signaled [...]