Thursday, August 26, 2004

Another WWII Whitewash Alert 

They're at it again in Japan: Board OKs nationalist-bent history text (via usemycomputer).
Among points of contention in the book is its reported claim that Japan's invasion of Asia resulted in the region's independence from European colonial powers, and its reference to the Nanjing "Incident," instead of Massacre, as the Rape of Nanking is otherwise known in historical references in other parts of the world.

Erm, yah, thanks a lot for that: I totally forgot. The Confederate secession from the Union brought about Emancipation in America: what's your point? Getting beneficial results from actions designed against those very results doesn't exactly make for good justification in my book.

And you had to do it a week before the anniversary of the signing of the surrender agreement, didn't you?
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