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In eighteenth-century Japan, Tsunetomo Yamamoto created the Hagakure, a record that served because the foundation for samurai warrior habit. Its guiding ideas tremendously prompted the japanese ruling type and formed the underlying personality of the japanese psyche, from businessmen to squaddies.
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But they also sought, and in some cases achieved, significant changes in the world. The Blair government in Britain did not meet a full 'ethical' agenda but its record on several issues was substantial, not least the detention of Augusto Pinochet. An ethical over-simplification combines with an analytic one: the formation of western policy is too easily reduced to a single deformative source the corrupt policy intelligentsia, the military-industrial complex, MNCs in general. A denunciation of hegemonic policy is far too rarely combined with an informed, detailed analysis of how that policy is made.
H. Carr forcibly argued in The Twenty Years' Crisis 1919-39, 11 the liberal view of international relations also assumes that in issues that are in dispute there is some underlying solution that will meet all needs, some harmony of interests, and of moral concerns, that will optimize outcomes for all. This may, but may not, be the case. When it comes to territory, trade, the environment, let alone the tensions between individual and communal or state rights, or to the rights and wrongs of intervention, there may be no easy ethical stance.
Forces such as nationalism, civil society, movements for gender rights and NGOs increasingly connect the two. Nationalism. movements of the urban and rural poor and women's movements in non-western societies are not western imports, but are rather forces generated within these societies themselves even as they use a language of protest pioneered in the west. They combine international and domestic forms of protest and ideology. Nor is such mobilization solely a matter of opposing domination from outside: these societies themselves are no strangers, in practice and value, to both indigenous domination and opposition.