Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Hatoyama's Fantasy Island

Tim Kelly, 08.30.09, 06:00 PM EDT

Japan's leader-in-waiting has a delusional vision for his country and its relationship with the rest of Asia.

In an op-ed piece, "A New Path for Japan," that ran in The New York Times recently, the leader-in-waiting revealed his vision of Asia's future, one that has Japan hand-in-hand with China at its center as American economic and military power wanes. He describes his country as being "buffeted by the winds of market fundamentalism," a nation "damaged" by an unfettered global economy. There is, Hatoyama boldly states, "danger inherent in freedom," although he doesn't specify what variety of liberty he finds most hazardous.... more

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