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Celebrating Destruction

Celebrating Destruction

Our wartime commemorations are the functional equivalent of mounting the heads of our victims on pikes. Are we surprised that others celebrate bloodshed when we do the same?

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The Apology Olympics

The Apology Olympics

Japan wants a “normal” foreign policy. Its neighbors want apologies for wartime atrocities — and an assurance that Japanese militarism is a thing of the past.

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Foreign Agents

Foreign Agents

Some international NGOs promote universal norms and values while others advance the interests of governments. Is it possible to create space for one kind without the other?

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