The Emptiness of Japanese Affluence (Google eBook)
When this eloquent and perceptive study was originally published, it was still possible to refer to Japanese affluence without irony. And as Norma Fields notes in her foreword to this new edition, now that that is no longer the case, [McCormack's] careful analyses are all the more compelling: for we must acknowledge that Japan once provided world history with an astonishingly successful version of capitalism. Even at its height, or rather, especially at its height, McCormack shows, this success was blighted at its core, being unsustainable.
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The emptiness of Japanese affluenceUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The author or editor of numerous books on Asia (e.g., Democracy in Contemporary Japan, M.E. Sharpe, 1986) and a professor at Australian National University, McCormack here scrutinizes the political ... Read full review
Review: The Emptiness of Japanese AffluenceUser Review - Norain MT - Goodreads
Dreary. Read like a dry bone. The theme brought by this book was noble and supposedly it should invoke interesting debates but a good idea carried out in a poor way would only result in something like this: sad. Read full review