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Simon Alexander Collier

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On a whim and the recommendation of a friend, after university Simon went to Osaka to teach English, thus beginning a lifelong interest in and affection for things Japanese. He returned to the UK for further study, after which he became a civil servant. In 1999 he was sent by the British government as a diplomat to Japan. Although Simon has now left government service, he has lived in Tokyo almost continuously ever since.

Simon's interests include books, Japanese history, football and politics. He is married with two children.

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Simon Alexander Collier Never had it! I'm always short of time to write, so when I do get a chance I'm always raring to go.
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“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”
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Friedrich Nietzsche
“It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!”
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“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
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“members of labor unions, and un-organized unskilled workers, will sooner or later realize that their government is not even trying to prevent wages from sinking or to prevent jobs from being exported. Around the same time, they will realize that suburban white-collar workers - themselves desparately afraid of being downsized - are not going to let themselves be taxed to provide social benefits for anyone else.
At that point, something will crack. The non-suburban electorate will decide that the system has failed and start looking around for a strongman to vote for - someone willing to assure them that once he is elected, the smug bureaucrats, tricky lawyers, overpaid bond salesmen and post modernist professors will no longer be calling the shots...
One thing that is very likely to happen is that the gains made in the past forty years by black and brown Americans, and by homosexuals, will be wiped out. Jocular contempt for women will come back into fashion... All the resentment which badly educated Americans feel about having their manners dictated to them by college graduates will find an outlet pp89-90”
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