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The Reckoning by David Halberstam

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8. THE TURNING POINT

IT WAS A HEADY time for Tetsuo Masuda. He was at the height of his popularity. The more management challenged him, the stronger he became in the eyes of the workers. His ability to reach them seemed almost perfect that spring, as if each was perfectly tuned to the other. He could address five thousand workers and, no matter what doubts they might have harbored when he started speaking, they were once again in his hands. Everything he had said sounded so simple and so right. Part of it was that for the first time in their lives a man of Todai—Tokyo University—had taken on the world of Todai in their behalf. In so doing, he had touched something latent and deep within them, more psychological than political. All their lives, ...

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