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How the Defeated Remembers World War III

Ian Buruma has just written the book, "The Wages of Guilt," which explores the different ways in which the people of Germany and Japan remember World War II. He seeks to explain why Germany has a collective sense of guilt over its war crimes, while Japan tries to forget its involvement in the war. Buruma's other books include "God's Dust" and "Playing the Game."


Other segments from the episode on July 5, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 5, 1994: Interview with Ian Buruma; Obituary for Marion Williams; Review of Nicholas Freeling's book "Criminal Convictions" and Dorothy Allison's book "Skin."


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