Nov 2: History Wars 2

9780805043877_p0_v3_s260x420We now turn to seeing how the vast history we’ve just gone through in Alperovitz informs (or does not inform) contemporary historical, political, and ethical issues regarding the war in Japan and the US. This is meant to be a companion class to when we were to consider the textbook issues and the Japanese patriotic textbook association.

Readings: History Wars, chs. 2, 4, 7, and 8.

Japan: Breen, Yasukuni genealogy and Envisioning Tokyo’s Acropolis;