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To: Flavius

There's nothing inherently wrong with nationalism, its the scapegoating often inserted by politicians thats dangerous.


2 posted on 08/28/2006 3:25:05 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Nail on the head.


3 posted on 08/28/2006 3:25:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: skeeter

Japan's form of nationalism was absolutely insane. I think it's a remote threat at best (worst).


5 posted on 08/28/2006 3:42:39 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: skeeter
It is true that the Japanese right-wing sometimes rails against US bases, but I think there's another, more political reason why that's brought up, here:

They know that this kind of rhetoric can bring the US into the debate. That way, Japanese leftists whose ideology comitts them to telling that Japanese nationalists nationalists to shut up can instead just sit on their hands while noisy Americans do their work for them.

No.

The US can profit from a well-armed and confident Japan against CHINA.

That kind of real cooperation is what they're trying to head off, here.

6 posted on 08/28/2006 3:44:03 PM PDT by gaijin
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