Macarthur's Baby

Ian Buruma on the post-war occupation of Japan.

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Ian Buruma on the post-war occupation of Japan, during which General MacArthur tried to transform Japanese life and turn a military state into a Western-style democracy.

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He looks at how, as the Cold War set in, American authorities began to regret encouraging the Left and demobilising Japan's army.

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Ian Buruma on the post-war occupation of Japan, during which General MacArthur tried to transform Japanese life and turn a military state into a Western-style democracy (1/2).

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Ian Buruma on the post-war occupation of Japan.

He looks at how, as the Cold War set in, American authorities began to regret encouraging the Left and demobilising Japan's army.