We talk with Gary Leupp, professor of history at Tufts University in Boston, while specializing in the history of Japan (also adjunct professor of religion) since 1988, has been writing columns on world affairs for such alternative pubications as Counterpunch and Dissident Voice since 2002.
He is the author of Servants, Shophands and Laborers in in the Cities of Tokugawa Japan; Male Colors: The Construction of Homosexuality in Tokugawa Japan; and Interracial Intimacy in Japan: Western Men and Japanese Women, 1543-1900. He is also a contributor to CounterPunch's merciless chronicle of the wars on Iraq, Afghanistan and Yugoslavia, Imperial Crusades.
His most recent article, "Obama's Necon" covers the appointment of Dennis Ross to the envoy position.
Leupp has also defended William Ayers, who has also appeared on Subversity. See: "Raising the Specter of the '60s".
Articles by Leupp archived in Dissident Voice: www.dissidentvoice.org/author/GaryLeupp/
See also Leupp's "Revisiting the Tale of Samson: A Gaza Bible Story"
Articles by Leupp archived in CounterPunch:
See also Simon Tisdall in the Guardian on Obama's silence on Gaza: