Japanese civilization

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13 October 2013

Remark by a Japanese diplomat to Sir Edward Grey (1862 -1933), British Foreign Secretary 1905 to 1916, as recounted in volume 2 of Grey’s memoirs “Twenty-five years, 1892-1916”, published in 1925:

“We used to be a nation of artists, but now…we have learned to kill, you say that we are civilized.”

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 You might perhaps care to view some of our earlier posts.  For instance:

1. Why? or How? That is the question (3 Jan 2012)

2. Partitocracy v. Democracy (20 July 2012)

3. The shoddiest possible goods at the highest possible prices (2 Feb 2012)

4. Capitalism in practice  (4 July 2012) 

5.Ladder  (21 June 2012)

 6. A tale of two cities (1)  (6 June 2012)

 7. A tale of two cities (2)  (7 June 2012)

 8. Where’s the beef? Ontology and tinned meat (31 Jan 2012)

Every so often we shall change this sample of previously published posts.

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