Ian Buruma


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in The Hague, Netherlands
December 28, 1951

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Ian Buruma is a British-Dutch writer and academic, much of whose work focuses on the culture of Asia, particularly that of 20th-century Japan, where he lived and worked for many years.

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Published on September 06, 2021 05:34
Average rating: 3.73 · 8,493 ratings · 1,086 reviews · 55 distinct worksSimilar authors
Year Zero: A History of 1945

3.91 avg rating — 1,865 ratings — published 2013 — 38 editions
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Murder in Amsterdam: The De...

3.72 avg rating — 1,464 ratings — published 2006 — 23 editions
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Inventing Japan: 1853-1964

3.66 avg rating — 808 ratings — published 2003 — 17 editions
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A Tokyo Romance

3.43 avg rating — 613 ratings — published 2018 — 13 editions
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The Wages Of Guilt: Memorie...

4.04 avg rating — 381 ratings — published 1994 — 18 editions
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The China Lover

3.18 avg rating — 314 ratings — published 2008 — 18 editions
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Their Promised Land: My Gra...

3.54 avg rating — 233 ratings — published 2016 — 15 editions
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Behind the Mask: On Sexual ...

3.93 avg rating — 242 ratings — published 1984 — 17 editions
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Anglomania: A European Love...

3.67 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 1999 — 12 editions
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More books by Ian Buruma…
“Anti-Americanism may indeed have grown fiercer than it was during the cold war. It is a common phenomenon that when the angels fail to deliver, the demons become more fearsome.”
Ian Buruma, A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq

“Citizenship of a democratic state means living by the laws of the country. A liberal democracy cannot survive when part of the population believes that divine laws trump those made by man.”
Ian Buruma, Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance

“Islam may soon become the majority religion in countries whose churches have been turned more and more into tourist sites, apartment houses, theatres, and places of entertainment. The French scholar Olivier Roy is right: Islam is now a European religion.”
Ian Buruma, Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance

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