Journal Entry #43

The Hanoi summit, the Mueller report: Two home truths and a clarification. for L.D. and G.K.J. NORFOLK, CONN., APRIL 1—Readers write in with some regularity these days, and mail is always welcome, of course. Cú Chulainn has had a number…

Journal Entry #42

The Spectacle of Our Society NORFOLK, CONN., MARCH 25—I never watch or even see MSNBC in passing unless one or another circumstance turns me into a captive audience. So it was this past Saturday, when I happened to go to…

Journal Entry #41

A memory of memories in Delhi. COLORADO SPRINGS, February 22—There is a story I have wanted to tell for many years. It has nothing to do with Colorado Springs, where I have been lecturing for an interim. And it is…

Journal Entry #40

NORFOLK, CONN., JANUARY 16—A couple of good pieces of news come this way on an otherwise gray, bleak winter’s day. I thought I might share them with Cú Chulainn’s readers. Last autumn I published one of my long Q&A exchanges,…

Japan and the United States: Reflections on War, Empire, Race and Culture

Japan and the United States: Reflections on War, Empire, Race and Culture

The groundbreaking historian of Japan talks about the challenges of scholarship during rapidly changing times. This article appears in The Asia-Pacific Journal with a new introduction from Patrick Lawrence. It first appeared in The Nation on September 6 and September…