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thanks for this diary, CH.

what lump? under where? rug, you say?

the japanese fascination with death... blowfish dinners, hara kiri, suicide internet clubs, kamikaze pilots.

i really wonder how this is going to pan out, maybe they'll return to fine craftmanship.

they are the nation that has taken point position in the surge into hyper-modernity since ww2, a bellwether of things to come.

as if radiation respected national boundaries anyway, we are all japanese now, to a growing degree of becquerels. the emperor wants you to take the radiation like men must, with a quiet, phlegmatic dignity, uncomplainingly patriotic and civic-minded subjects under the god of fission.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Jun 11th, 2011 at 04:39:16 PM EST
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