By David Williams
This e-book places ahead a revisionist view of eastern wartime considering. It seeks to discover why eastern intellectuals, historians and philosophers of the time insisted that Japan needed to flip its again at the West and assault the USA and the British Empire. in line with an in depth analyzing of the texts written by way of individuals of the hugely influential Kyoto university, and revisiting the discussion among the Kyoto university and the German thinker Heidegger, it argues that the paintings of Kyoto thinkers can't be disregarded as mere fascist propaganda, and that this paintings, within which race is a key topic, constitutes a reasoned case for a post-White international. the writer additionally argues that this subject is more and more appropriate at this time, as demographic adjustments are set to remodel the political and social panorama of North the United States and Western Europe over the following fifty years.
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Defending Japan's Pacific War: The Kyoto School Philosophers and Post-White Power by David Williams