Japan and American 'Democracy'

Michael Perelman michael at ecst.csuchico.edu
Wed Jul 15 09:32:52 PDT 1998

I regard Martin very highly, but I think that Ladijinsky was key. See the book, Agrarian Reform as Unfinished Business.

Fellows, Jeffrey wrote:

> ----------
> 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
> Michael:
> 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.
> Jeff

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