Rise Of Nationalism

Nibbling On Asian History And Philosophy Series

 

Source: Opening The Hand Of Thought | Foundations Of Zen Buddhist Practice By Kosho Uchiyama

 

“During the Taisho and early Showa periods, Japan began to appreciate its own historical roots. At the same time, the political scene saw a rise in ultra-nationalism, culminating in World War II. In other words, politicians took what should have been natural pride felt by the Japanese people in their own cultural richness and manipulated it.”

Taisho era (1912-1926)

Showa era (1926-1989)

 

Hermit Poet’s Comment: Is President Trump alienating America’s world allies and stirring the pot of nationalism only for his political advantage?

 

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