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My view is laissez-faire as far as Russia is concerned. They should have full freedom to develop the Socialist cause in their own country, but I strongly object to their ideas in our country. The Communists treat human beings like machines and I am opposed to this machine-like view of human institutions.




Sadao Araki, *, Japanese General and Army Minister, Gareth Jones, Interview With General Araki Sadao, Manchester Guardian, December 3, 1935

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Sadao Araki
Sadao Araki
  • Born: May 26, 1877
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Baron Sadao Araki was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army before and during World War II. As one of the principal nationalist right-wing political theorists in the Empire of Japan, he was regarded as the leader of the radical faction within the politicized Imperial Japanese Army and served as Minister of War under Prime Minister Inukai. He later served as Minister of Education during the Konoe and Hiranuma administrations. After World War II, he was convicted of war crimes and given a life sentence.

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