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A victory of this scale would stablize politics for a while, and Hatoyama will be premier for the next 4 years, I suspect. As for LDP, they will face an identity crisis once they lose the perception of "the Party", and may become increasingly ultra-nationalistic.

I would submit that this change should have happened in 2001 when LDP was no longer considered a party of valuable policy and experience. Koizumi prolonged its life a bit longer than necessary.

I will become a patissier, God willing.

by tuasfait on Sat Aug 29th, 2009 at 07:21:23 AM EST
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tuasfait: and may become increasingly ultra-nationalistic.

All the more reason to pray for the success of the DPJ's policies.

The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion, but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence.

by marco on Sat Aug 29th, 2009 at 07:24:22 AM EST
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