Saturday, March 19, 2011
Ian Buruma on Japanese Resilience
I can never forgive Ian Buruma for his humiliating treatment of Ayaan Hirsi Ali or his dangerous kowtowing to a particularly insidious form of multiculturalism (note: that does not mean that one should automatically bestow a negative connotation on multiculturalism.), but this piece on how Japan has learned from its disasters is truly wonderful. Few countries have a history of greater misfortune than Japan, and no country ever coped better with them.