Wages of Guilt

'Absorbing and sometimes surprising' A. C. Grayling, Financial Times 'Buruma's sensitive account... is most disturbing to read. I strongly recommend this unusual book' Paul Johnson, Sunday Times 'Wise and very readable' New Statesman

Author: Ian Buruma

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782398356

Category: History

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In this highly original and now classic text, Ian Buruma explores and compares how Germany and Japan have attempted to come to terms with their violent pasts, and investigates the painful realities of living with guilt, and with its denial. As Buruma travels through both countries, he encounters people whose honesty in confronting their past is strikingly brave, and others who astonish by the ingenuity of their evasions of responsibility. In Auschwitz, Berlin, Hiroshima and Tokyo he explores the contradictory attitudes of scholars, politicians and survivors towards World War II and visits the contrasting monuments that commemorate the atrocities of the war. Buruma allows these opposing voices to reveal how an obsession with the past, especially distorted versions of it, continually causes us to question who should indeed pay the wages of guilt.

The Guilt of Slavery and the Crime of Slaveholding

The wages , finally , are mentioned . The service is a service on wages , which is
the service of a free , hired servant , and not a slave . The wages of sin is death ;
the service vol . untary ; the wages earned and paid . Aoûhos , dovlevw , and ...

Author: George Barrell Cheever

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Category: Bible

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Theater of Cruelty

This is what draws him to German and Japanese artists such as Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Mishima Yukio, and Yokoo Tadanori, as well as to filmmakers such as Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Kurosawa Kiyoshi, ...

Author: Ian Buruma

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590178126

Category: Art

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Winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Ian Buruma is fascinated, he writes, “by what makes the human species behave atrociously.” In Theater of Cruelty the acclaimed author of The Wages of Guilt and Year Zero: A History of 1945 once again turns to World War II to explore that question—to the Nazi occupation of Paris, the Allied bombing of German cities, the international controversies over Anne Frank’s diaries, Japan’s militarist intellectuals and its kamikaze pilots. One way that people respond to power and cruelty, Buruma argues, is through art, and the art that most interests him reveals the dark impulses beneath the veneer of civilized behavior. This is what draws him to German and Japanese artists such as Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Mishima Yukio, and Yokoo Tadanori, as well as to filmmakers such as Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Kurosawa Kiyoshi, and Hans-Jürgen Syberberg. All were affected by fascism and its terrible consequences; all “looked into the abyss and made art of what they saw.” Whether he is writing in this wide-ranging collection about war, artists, or film—or about David Bowie’s music, R. Crumb’s drawings, the Palestinians of the West Bank, or Asian theme parks—Ian Buruma brings sympathetic historical insight and shrewd aesthetic judgment to understanding the diverse ways that people deal with violence and cruelty in life and in art. Theater of Cruelty includes eight pages of color and black & white images.
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A Japanese Mirror

In this scintillating book, Ian Buruma peels away the myths that surround Japanese culture.

Author: Ian Buruma

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782398363

Category: History

Page: 256

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In this scintillating book, Ian Buruma peels away the myths that surround Japanese culture. With piercing analysis of cinema, theatre, television, art and legend, he shows the Japanese both 'as they imagine themselves to be, and as they would like themselves to be.' A Japanese Mirror examines samurai and gangsters, transvestites and goddesses to paint an eloquent picture of life in Japan. This is a country long shrouded in enigma and in his compelling book, Buruma reveals a culture rich in with poetry, beauty and wonder.

Yale Journal of International Affairs

Although the issue of war guilt and responsibility has to some level led to a
distortion of history , the process and ... Ian Buruma , The Wages of Guilt :
Memories of War in Germany and Japan ( London : Phoenix , 1994 ) , 114 - 115 .
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True Freedom

TWO APPROACHES TO GUILT In our culture , people have a strong tendency to
avoid responsibility for personal guilt . Contemporary psychology ... Romans 6 :
23 doesn ' t say , “ For the wages of guilt feelings is anxiety . ” It says , “ For the ...

Author: Oliver North

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 1590523636

Category: Religion

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Accompanied by heartwarming personal accounts and enlightening spiritual truths, a unique book reveals how prayers helps us to break the binds of disconnectedness, anxiety, and sin, allowing us to lead more rewarding lives filled with God's love.

Business Week

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Peace Magazine

The Wages of Guilt : Memories of War in Germany and Japan By lan Buruma ,
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux , 1994. 330 pp . $ 25 U.S. Germany and Japan
were somewhat reluctant allies in World War II . Both suffered crushing deTHE ...

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Year Zero

A work of enormous range and stirring human drama, conjuring both the Asian and European theaters with equal fluency, Year Zero is a book that Ian Buruma is perhaps uniquely positioned to write. It is surely his masterpiece.

Author: Ian Buruma

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101638699

Category: History

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A marvelous global history of the pivotal year 1945 as a new world emerged from the ruins of World War II Year Zero is a landmark reckoning with the great drama that ensued after war came to an end in 1945. One world had ended and a new, uncertain one was beginning. Regime change had come on a global scale: across Asia (including China, Korea, Indochina, and the Philippines, and of course Japan) and all of continental Europe. Out of the often vicious power struggles that ensued emerged the modern world as we know it. In human terms, the scale of transformation is almost impossible to imagine. Great cities around the world lay in ruins, their populations decimated, displaced, starving. Harsh revenge was meted out on a wide scale, and the ground was laid for much horror to come. At the same time, in the wake of unspeakable loss, the euphoria of the liberated was extraordinary, and the revelry unprecedented. The postwar years gave rise to the European welfare state, the United Nations, decolonization, Japanese pacifism, and the European Union. Social, cultural, and political “reeducation” was imposed on vanquished by victors on a scale that also had no historical precedent. Much that was done was ill advised, but in hindsight, as Ian Buruma shows us, these efforts were in fact relatively enlightened, humane, and effective. A poignant grace note throughout this history is Buruma’s own father’s story. Seized by the Nazis during the occupation of Holland, he spent much of the war in Berlin as a laborer, and by war’s end was literally hiding in the rubble of a flattened city, having barely managed to survive starvation rations, Allied bombing, and Soviet shock troops when the end came. His journey home and attempted reentry into “normalcy” stand in many ways for his generation’s experience. A work of enormous range and stirring human drama, conjuring both the Asian and European theaters with equal fluency, Year Zero is a book that Ian Buruma is perhaps uniquely positioned to write. It is surely his masterpiece.

The South Western Reporter

defendant to be innocent until his guilt is established beyond a reasonable doubt
by proof. In other words, when the state prefers a charge against a citizen, before
he can be convicted the burden of proof is upon the state to show by evidence ...

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Includes the decisions of the Supreme Courts of Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Texas, and Court of Appeals of Kentucky; Aug./Dec. 1886-May/Aug. 1892, Court of Appeals of Texas; Aug. 1892/Feb. 1893-Jan./Feb. 1928, Courts of Civil and Criminal Appeals of Texas; Apr./June 1896-Aug./Nov. 1907, Court of Appeals of Indian Territory; May/June 1927-Jan./Feb. 1928, Courts of Appeals of Missouri and Commission of Appeals of Texas.

The Churchill Complex

In a series of shrewd and absorbing character studies, Ian Buruma takes the reader on a journey through the special relationship via the fateful bonds between president and prime minister.

Author: Ian Buruma

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786494665

Category: History

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It is impossible to understand the last 75 years of British and American history without understanding the Anglo-American relationship, and specifically the bonds between presidents and prime ministers. FDR of course had Churchill; JFK famously had Macmillan, his consigliere during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Reagan found his ideological soul mate in Thatcher, and George W. Bush found his fellow believer, in religion and in war, in Tony Blair. In a series of shrewd and absorbing character studies, Ian Buruma takes the reader on a journey through the special relationship via the fateful bonds between president and prime minister. It's never been a relationship of equals: from Churchill's desperate cajoling and conniving to keep FDR on side, British prime ministers have put much more stock in the relationship than their US counterparts did. For Britain, resigned to the loss of its once-great empire, its close kinship to the world's greatest superpower would give it continued relevance, and serve as leverage to keep continental Europe in its place. As Buruma shows, this was almost always fool's gold. And now, as the links between the Brexit vote and the 2016 US election are coming into sharper focus, it is impossible to understand the populist uprising in either country without reference to Trump and Boris Johnson, though ironically, they are also the key, Buruma argues, to understanding the special relationship's demise.

The Federal Cases

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uncerare due . tainty , the burthen of the proof of innocence [ Cited in Thorne v .
White , Case No. 13,9-9 ; does not rest on the crew ; but the guilt of The Mary , Id
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Anglomania

Combining the stories of European Anglophiles and Anglophobes with memories of his own Anglo-Dutch-German-Jewish family, this utterly original book illuminates the relationship between Britain and Europe, revealing how Englishness - and ...

Author: Ian Buruma

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782398677

Category: History

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With its distinctive history of civil liberties and the delicate balance between social order and the free pursuit of self-interest, England has always fascinated its continental neighbours. Buruma examines the history of ideas of Englishness and what Europeans have admired (or loathed) in England across the centuries. Voltaire wondered why British laws could not be transplanted into France, or even to Serbia; Karl Marx thought the English were too stupid to start a revolution; Goethe worshipped Shakespeare; and the Kaiser was convinced that Britain was run by Jews. Combining the stories of European Anglophiles and Anglophobes with memories of his own Anglo-Dutch-German-Jewish family, this utterly original book illuminates the relationship between Britain and Europe, revealing how Englishness - and others' views of it - have shaped modern European history.

Life and Work

So to be in guilt unforgiven is ever further off from Him ; and that is eternal death .
If it be so that one does not feel it to be death . Unlikeness to God is separation
from God . misery indeed , it is just that the wages of sin are The reality of this ...

Author: Church of Scotland

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Laws of the Sea

ILLEGAL VOYAGE FORFEITS WAGES . probably adopt , are : — that where the
embezzlement has arisen from the fault ... but the particular offenders are
unknown , and from the circumstances of the case , strong presumptions of guilt
apply to ...

Author: Isaac Ridler Butts

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105041791802

Category: Maritime law

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The Practical Works Sermons on the practical divinity of the Papists

The effect of these sacrifices , in reference to the sinner , is forgiveness of sin and
freedom from guilt ; hence it is often said upon the offering of such a sacrifice , it
shall be forgiven him , Lev . v . 10 , 13 , 18 , Num . xv . 27 , 28 . Answerably by the
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Author: David Clarkson

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ISBN: UCAL:B3472140

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THE PRACTICAL WORKS OF DAVID CLARKSON B D VOL III

The effect of these sacrifices , in reference to the sinner , is forgiveness of sin and
freedom from guilt ; hence it is often said upon the offering of such a sacrifice , it
shall be forgiven him , Lev . v . 10 , 13 , 18 , Num . xv . 27 , 28 . Answerably by the
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Author: David Clarkson

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