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The Reckoning by David Halberstam

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52. THE VENERABLES

IN OCTOBER 1985, YUTAKA KATAYAMA returned to Los Angeles. He was seventy-six years old now, more than a little overweight, quick to lose his breath. He was returning because one of his old colleagues had noticed earlier that it was twenty-five years since Katayama had first arrived in America, and it would be nice to give a party in his honor. All around him, as he arrived, were the signs of his success, the giant billboards portraying hot new Nissan sports cars, the deluge of beautifully crafted television commercials suggesting that America’s youth try these terrific new models. The commercials were a far cry from the first ones, in which John Parker had used himself and his family instead of actors and which were shot by ...

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