The wages of guilt is subtitled memories of war in germany and japan but it is really far more an exploration of the many and varied ways in which cataclysm has shaped national identity in our century. Wages of guilt is no exception buruma provides a thought provoking and thorough examination of the deeply felt guilt over wwii crimes felt in germany and the unique perspective of the japanese toward their activities during the pacific war 1939 1945. This book looks at post war germany and japan to see how the two countries have dealt with guilt from the end of the war to the early 1990s buruma constantly compares and contrasts the two countries and by the end of the book it is clear that germany and japan have dealt with being war time aggressors very differently. The wages of guilt memories of war in germany and japan user review kirkus as in gods dust 1989 buruma takes a psychological and cultural voyage into nationalism guilt and self delusion in this case of two of ww iis defeated axis powers. The nations acceptance of defeat and acknowledgment or denial of guilt is most often compared with that of germany the wages of guilt memories of war in germany and japan by ian buruma 344
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