September 4, 2012

Asian Nationalism at Sea

Joseph Nye, Project Syndicate

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The revival of extreme nationalism in East Asia is both worrisome and understandable. In Europe, while Greeks may grumble about the terms of German backing for emergency financing, the period since World War II has seen enormous progress in knitting countries together. Nothing similar has happened in Asia, and issues dating back to the 1930's and 1940's remain raw, a problem exacerbated by biased textbooks and government policies.

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