The U.S. was the first nation to learn how to wring surrender from Japan. Now, as the principal victor, the U.S. must also:
¶ Occupy a country whose fanatical army of several millions is undefeated.
¶ Make a god obey orders.
¶ Instill democracy and international cooperation in a people whose political, economic and religious institutions have long worked in the opposite direction.
¶ Reorganize for peace an economy built around aggression.
¶ Find ways to sustain a crowded island country which has lost its markets, its overseas possessions and its merchant marine.
Divine Man Friday. General MacArthur's political task would approach the impossible if U.S. statecraft...