THE GOVERNING OF MEN by Alexander H. Lt. Com. Leighton


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A psychiatrist and anthropologist looks at the Japanese Relocation Center at Boston -- and draws a picture that makes us none too proud of our national attitudes on applied democracy. First -- through bits and pieces forming together a cross section of happenings from Dec. 6th, 1941 up to Spring 1942 he gives one an inside picture of how the Japanese-Americans reacted to the suspicion, hate and violence that came to the fore with Pearl Harbor and its aftermath. The picture he has given of the process of settling them in the center, of adjustments to stark conditions, of self-government under authority, not always wisely administered -- all is given objectively, not sparing in criticism, unimpassioned, and, to be frank, colorless and lacking the human touches. The last third reassesses values, mistakes, etc. and draws conclusions.

Publisher: Princeton Univ. Press