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Gavan McCormack. Disturbing trends in Japan (Part 2 of 4)

Shared values Much was made during the visit of the ‘shared values’ that unite Australia and Japan. But are the values of Abe or his government really widely shared? From the time of his entry into the national Diet in … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Patriots and scoundrels.

Samuel Johnson in 1775 said that ‘patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel’. That brings to mind the “patriotic” politics that both PM Abbott and the PM of Japan, Shinzo Abe, are playing. In this Tony Abbott will find … Continue reading

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