The oldest of four. Father supervised deliveries for a bakery. Parents sent him
to Dutch Reformed Calvinist Church.
Graduated from a high school whose name he can't remember.
Teaching English in Istanbul.
Professor, University of Amsterdam.
The Netherlands Prize for Daily Journalism (equivalent of a U.S. Pulitzer).
MOST INFLUENTIAL AUTHORS
Arthur Koestler, George Orwell.
LAST-READ BOOKS The Crisis of Vision in Modern Economic Thought by Robert Heilbroner and
William Milberg and Moral Wisdom and Good Lives by John Kekes.
Wife Eithne Jones, from Ireland, runs her own speakers bureau. No children.
BOOKS WRITTEN FOR JAPANESE MARKET
-- The False Realities of a Politicized Society, 1994. 300,000 copies.
-- Guarding the Guardians, 1996. 50,000 copies.
-- Why Can't the Japanese Love Japan? 1998. 80,000 copies.
-- Bourgeoisie--The Missing Element in Japanese Political Culture, 1999.
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