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A $10,000 offer for Robby Feldman and Ed Lincoln

Let’s sort out once and for all what has really happened to the Japanese economy in the last two decades. Some months ago I offered to make a $5,000 donation to charity if any of ten influential Western commentators joined … Continue reading

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The Nanking Massacre: Iris Chang’s legacy

The late Iris Chang, author of the best selling book The Rape of Nanking, is the subject of a compelling new biography by her mother Ying-Ying Chang. (This commentary was first published at the ¬†website of the Atlantic Monthly.) Hints … Continue reading

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America’s creativity conceit

One of the biggest misconceptions in the American trade debate is the idea that America can count on superior creativity to stay ahead of the crowd.¬†[Article as published in the American Conservative on November 21, 2007.] TOKYO. Almost everything the … Continue reading

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The anomalous position of Christopher LaFleur

When the history of American trade policy is written, people will ask what the U.S. State Department was doing. An insight into the answer can be gleaned in the career of Christopher LaFleur. At a crucial time for US-Japan trade … Continue reading

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