Keeping Tabs on Revisionist Groups Active on the ‘Comfort Women’ Issue

Gaining even a cursory familiarity with the statements and logic of some right-wing revisionists groups in Japan is a salutary experience. While most Japanese people (judging from polling data) find such groups to be embarrassing, and they surely do not represent the mainstream, these groups are, nevertheless, comparatively loud. More recently, they¬†also have a kind of harmonization of rhetoric with the state which itself is … Continue reading Keeping Tabs on Revisionist Groups Active on the ‘Comfort Women’ Issue

History Professor E-mail Inbox Imbroglio #457

Arriving “back in the arena,” gearing up to take one’s place as the head of multiple and perpetually modulating learning communities in the Puget Sound, setting up to perpetuate yet another minor and potentially futile but nevertheless wholly morally necessary cycle of historical amelioration, I find this curious (yet somehow wonderfully timed) message in my inbox.¬† For your delectation: February 9, 2011 Dear Adam Cathcart … Continue reading History Professor E-mail Inbox Imbroglio #457