Disney LegendsDreamland Disneyland Research

Bob Thomas, "The Disney Legend" - A biography focusing on his brother Roy, the practical man who supported Walt's genius! Genius is only as good as the people who support it!

What makes this book unique is that it focuses on Roy Disney, the brother of Walt Disney, creator of Mickey Mouse.

No matter how much creative genius Walt had, if he could not provide the funds and environment to realize it, he would be doomed. This was emphasized in Walt's biography. The genius Walt was completely blind to practical matters. He only saw the ultimate quality of his work. Walt always came up with what could only be described as reckless plans. The man behind the scenes who actually brought this project to completion, which would normally have been impossible, was another genius named Roy Disney.

Geniuses do not go out into the world alone. This book reminds us that the presence of practitioners who support them is also important.

The Zenkyoto Generation as an IdeologyYukio Mishima and Japanese Literature

Shuhei Kosaka, "Zenkyoto Generation as an Ideology" - Recommended work to feel the spirit of the times from the 60's through the author's personal narrative.





Tomorrow won't be so dark.Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Nepal and Southeast Asia

E. Saratchandra, "Tomorrow Is Not So Dark" Synopsis and Comments - A novel about Sri Lanka in 1971, the year of the armed uprising by Marxist students.

I cannot help but feel a sense of connection with this novel and its timing. I strongly feel that I had to read this novel before going to Sri Lanka.

This work is also a very important insight into the student conflict in Japan.

As a novel, it is very easy to read and I read through it in one sitting. He is indeed a leading Sri Lankan writer.

It was a great piece that gave me another new perspective on Sri Lanka.

I would highly recommend this work.

資本主義と奴隷制Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Nepal and Southeast Asia

Eric Williams, Capitalism and Slavery - The accumulation of wealth through the slave trade and plantations brought about the Industrial Revolution!






Faith in Modern ChinaChinese Buddhism, Thought and History

Ian Johnson, Faith in Modern China - A look at the reality of religious life under the Communist regime! A non-fiction book that questions what faith is all about!





Stalin's LibraryHistory of the Soviet Union under Lenin and Stalin

Jeffrey Roberts, "Stalin's Library" - A novel biography of Stalin from the perspective of reading. How did he view Dostoevsky?

Hating him doesn't explain why and how he went to such lengths."

This is a very important point made by the author. If we put Stalin away as just a big bad man, that is where our thinking ends.

This is a very stimulating book that looks at Stalin from the perspective of "reading" to find out why he was able to become a dictator and what was behind his success. The author's courage to attack from a minor angle, "reading," which in a sense is not easily associated with dictatorships, is nothing short of amazing. It is very innovative.

有閑階級の理論Marx Engels Writings and Related Works

Veblen, "The Theory of the Aristocracy" - The secrets of wealth, desire, and human psychology are laid bare! A masterful book full of bombshells!

No one who reads this book will ever look at the consumption of goods the same way again."

That's exactly right! In this book, there are a lot of naked bombshells that make you want to say, "You can't say that! But when you think about it, you can't help but nod your head and say, "Well, maybe Veblen is right....

There are tremendously exciting words that keep coming up in this book. I can only say that you should read and experience this. I hope you will enjoy Veblen's bombshells.

It was a real pleasure to encounter this book through Hirofumi Uzawa. It was a work that left a strong impact on me as well. I would highly recommend this work.

社会的共通資本Marx Engels Writings and Related Works

Hirofumi Uzawa, "Social Common Capital" - Proposals by a leading Japanese economist who was one of the first to advocate the commons!

This book was published in 2000. Now it is 2023, and I feel that the world is even worse off than the world Hirofumi Uzawa saw. What would Hirofumi Uzawa say if he were alive today? This is a big question for me to think about.

Reflect on the excesses of capitalism and rethink social common capital. This book makes it clear that this is an urgent task. It makes you think about how critical the situation is today.

This recommendation by a leading Japanese economist is so valuable.

It may be a little tough to start reading from this book suddenly, so we recommend you start with "The Man Who Fought Against Capitalism: Hirofumi Uzawa and the World of Economics" by Minoru Sasaki.

自動車の社会的費用Marx Engels Writings and Related Works

Hirofumi Uzawa, "The Social Cost of Automobiles" - A classic book that cuts to the heart of the structure of Japan's automobile industry and environmental issues, and is a must-read now!

This book is first of all written for the general reader and is not a technical book. The hope is that this book will encourage many people to think about current economic issues. Therefore, rather than discussing difficult economic theories, Hirofumi Uzawa chooses topics that can be considered as problems close to one's own heart.

The book was published almost 50 years ago, in 1974.

We can only be surprised that so many proposals were made against capitalism at that point in time.

At a time when Marxism was at the height of its criticism of capitalism, Hirofumi Uzawa continued to criticize it from within economics instead.

This is a book that has made me more and more interested in the person of Hirofumi Uzawa.

われらの子どもMarx Engels Writings and Related Works

R. D. Putnam, "Our Children - The Growing Opportunity Gap in the United States" - A recommended reference book to learn about educational disparity and family environment!