Japan and American 'Democracy'

Fellows, Jeffrey jmf9 at cdc.gov
Wed Jul 15 08:32:00 PDT 1998

---------- From: michael To: lbo-talk at lists.panix.com Subject: Re: Japan and American 'Democracy' Date: Wednesday, July 15, 1998 11:11AM

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.

-- Michael Perelman


I thought land reform in the south of Korea was instituted by local commities after the communists (North Korean Army) had marched down the pennisula. The process was detailed by Marty Hart-Landsberg in his book The Rush to Development.


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