Wednesday, 11 February 2009

The New Liberalism is big in Japan!

Last month I visited Japan and gave two papers at Kyushu University in Fukuoka. One was on Churchill's so-called 'Gestapo' speech of 1945, and the other was on Gordon Brown and the Credit Crunch in Historical Perspective. A version of this has just been published on the History & Policy website. My visit was in connection with a major Japanese project tracking changes in British economic thinking 'From New Liberalism to New Labour'. (For details, see the homepage of Prof. Gentaro Seki).

Here are some photos of my trip:

I wasn't quite sure what to make of this:

In fact it was a bit of a