Government by Assassination
By Hugh Byas
Routledge – 2011 – 376 pages
Written by someone who spent twenty-three years as a journalist in Japan, this book describes the political and military aspirations of Japan at a tumultuous period of twentieth century history. The book examines the workings of the Japanese government and discusses the role of the military in shaping political ideals: ideals which were a compound of Marxism and National Socialism, transformed for Japanese uses and combined with fanatical racial, national and semi-religious obsessions.
‘A valuable book, with much detailed information…’ Birmingham Post
‘Well documented and absorbing.’ Manchester Guardian
1. Oriental Revolution 2. The Army 3. The Murder-and-Hokum Societies 4. Seeking for a Soul 5. Imperial Figurehead 6. Post-War