Japan and American 'Democracy'
michael at ecst.csuchico.edu
Wed Jul 15 08:11:05 PDT 1998
The land reform in Japan was devised by Wolf Ladejinsky, a violently
anti-communist socialist, whom Tugwell brought to Washington. Ladejinsky
thought that without land reform, Japan and Korea would go communist. He tried
to help the Chinese to institute a land reform in one province, but it was too
late to prevent the revolution.
He never got to work on the Korean land reform because he was accused to being
a communist-type, but his policies were carried out.
Later, he worked on land reform in Vietnam during the war. I think that I
recall that his land reform was not unrelated to the strategic hamlet program.
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