Prologue: In the Shadow of 11 September Introduction: The Old Deal - Why Our Muddled Thinking Matters I. Illusion: "On a Cloth Untrue" Japanese Mentalities, American Misreadings 1. Economic Mirage - The Asian Crisis and "Change" 2. Anti-Americanism - "Sayonara" as the Ultimate Blackmail 3. New Old Right - Reactionaries in "Neoconservative" Garb 4. Limping Liberalism - Civil Courage Derided as "Leftist Lite" 5. Pan Asianism - Behind the Bromides of "East-West Bridging" 6. Samurai Ethic - Premature Prognoses of "Individualism" II. Collusion: "With a Twisted Cue" 7. Special Pleading - Our Rhetorical Trouncings on Trade 8. Ostracism - Sidelining the Heterodox 9. Yen - The Pavlovian Trot for Japan's Academic Largesse 10. Dollars - The Long Retreat of American Philanthropy 11. Organization - The Mutual Understanding Industry 12. People - Of Buffers, Barnacles, and Gatekeepers III. Self Delusion: "And Elliptical Billiard Balls" 13. Gullible's Travels - Our Four Faulty Vision Things 14. Rollercoaster - The Prewar Matrix of Plus-Minus Images 15. MacArthur Maxim - Democratic Missionizing through the 1950s 16. Reischauer Rubric - Cultural Sensitizing from the 1960s 17. Number-Oneism - Economic Giantizing in the 1970s 18. Brief Awakening - Revisionist Turnaround in the 1980s 19. Dumbing Down - PC and Other Intellectual Follies of the 1990s Conclusion: The Punishment Fits the Crime
Ivan P. Hall, born on an American missionary college campus in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1932, received his B.A. in European History from Princeton, an M.A. in International Relations from the Fletcher School, and his PhD in Japanese History from Harvard in 1969. He is the author of Mori Arinori (1973) and Cartels of the Mind: Japan's Intellectual Closed Shop (1997). The latter was chosen by Business Week as one of the "Ten Best Business Books of 1997." Since 1999 he has been a visiting professor in Japanese history (pre-modern, modern, and intellectual) at Temple University of Japan in Tokyo.