Kanji Ishiwara: Huntington Before Huntington

A Buddhist General’s Prediction on the Clash of Civilizations

Gen. Ishiwara in Manchuria, early 1930s
Huntington’s Civilizations. (Source: Wikipedia)

“Whereas the hegemonist nations actively use treaty-politics to assert a relationship of right with the powerless nations, we of the royal way, in conducting diplomacy, must advance with heartfelt understanding as the first priority” — Kanji Ishiwara, Final War Theory

“Gone are the days when a single nation could alone proceed to rule over the masses of the world; the current issue resides on how many nations, how many races a nation can consolidate and how their collective ardor can be displayed. Above all, the nature of control will necessarily increase in strength.” — Kanji Ishiwara, Final War Theory

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