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The experience of a 'Japanese Buddhist Pilgrimage'

Aug 22, 2015

The experience of a 'Japanese Buddhist Pilgrimage'

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The pilgrimage experience is not singular. It can be a journey of enlightenment, a chance to improve your health or to expiate for a wrong deed. And there’s also the more mundane business of administering to blisters. Japanese Buddhist Pilgrimage, by Michael Pye267 pagesEquinox ...

Memories of those marked by nuclear war

Aug 8, 2015

Memories of those marked by nuclear war

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August, 2015. This is a month of great testimonials: outpourings of guilt, grief, consternation, remorse, atonement and, for those whose ends are not served by an honest reckoning of the past, evasion. Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War, by Susan Southard.416 pagesViking, Nonfiction. It was, ...

Will 'neurotic' Japan go postcapitalist?

Jul 25, 2015

Will 'neurotic' Japan go postcapitalist?

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Is Japan on the threshold of postcapitalism? If it is, as Morris Berman suggests in “Neurotic Beauty: An Outsiders Look at Japan,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe doesn’t seem to have received the memo. Neurotic Beauty, by Morris Berman.516 pagesOne Spirit Press, Nonfiction. Abe is ...