Blame George Kennan for Abe's Bad History

America's postwar about-face changed Japan's trajectory forever.

Meet Shinzo Abe's revisionist godfather.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s hawkish policies, historical revisionism, and heavy-handed efforts to manipulate domestic and foreign media have infuriated critics in Japan and its neighborhood. They might want to reserve some of that anger for U.S. super-diplomat George F. Kennan.

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