Monday, January 07, 2013

Abe's government said to be scarily rightwing

According to a news analysis in The Economist, 'PM Shinzo Abe''s new cabinet is scary as many of the members are affiliated with hardcore nationalist organisations. Also, 'there are open calls now in Japan for amendments of its post-WWII pacifist constitution, very big increase in military spending as well as development of its own nuclear bombs. As philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist (George) Santayana said': "...'those who do not remember the past are condemned to relive'it'".