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Bamboozled!: How America Loses the Intellectual Game with Japan and Its Implications for Our Future in Asia : How America Loses the Intellectual Game with Japan and Its Implications for Our Future in Asia - Bradford J. Hall

Bamboozled!: How America Loses the Intellectual Game with Japan and Its Implications for Our Future in Asia

How America Loses the Intellectual Game with Japan and Its Implications for Our Future in Asia

Hardcover Published: 30th June 2002
ISBN: 9780765610058
Number Of Pages: 336

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As the relative influence of the United States in Asia declines with the end of the Cold War, America must look more to brains than military might in achieving our objectives in the region. But after repeatedly allowing Japan -- our closest ally in Asia -- to mislead us intellectually and psychologically, how well are we prepared to deal with less friendly emerging powers like China and India?

Based on three decades of on-the-spot observation and participation in Japan, Ivan Hall's provocative work draws the reader into a world of intellectual manipulation and gullibility, false images, emotional blackmail, financial beguilement, and fatuous expectations. It illuminates the many ways that American ideological hubris and Japanese pleading for special treatment combine to deprive our trans-Pacific dialogue of the honesty, openness, and plain common sense of our trans-Atlantic intellectual ties with Europe.

Prologue: In the Shadow of 11 September
Introduction: The Old Deal-Why Our Muddled Thinking Matters
Illusion: "On a Cloth Untrue" Japanese Mentalities, American Misreadings
Economic Mirage-The Asian Crisis and "Change"
Anti-Americanism-"Sayonara" as the Ultimate Blackmail
New Old Right-Reactionaries in "Neoconservative" Garb
Limping Liberalism-Civil Courage Derided as "Leftist Lite"
Pan Asianism-Behind the Bromides of "East-West Bridging"
Samurai Ethic-Premature Prognoses of "Individualism"
Collusion: "With a Twisted Cue"
Special Pleading-Our Rhetorical Trouncings on Trade
Ostracism-Sidelinin the Heterodox
Yen-The Pavlovian Trot for Japan's Academic Largesse
Dollars-The Long Retreat of American Philanthropy
Organization-The Mutual Understanding Industry
People-Of Buffers, Barnacles, and Gatekeepers
Self Delusion: "And Elliptical Billiard Balls"
Gullible's Travels-Our Four Faulty Vision Things
Rollercoaster-The Prewar Matrix of Plus-Minus Images
Macarthur Maxim-Democratic Missionizing through the 1950s
Reischauer Rubric-Cultural Sensitizing from the 1960s
Number-Oneism-Economic Giantizing in the 1970s
Brief Awakening-Revisionist Turnaround in the 1980s
Dumbing Down-PC and other Intellectual Follies of the 1990s
Conclusion: The Punishment Fits the Crime
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ISBN: 9780765610058
ISBN-10: 0765610051
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 30th June 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.66

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