Peter A Goldsbury
It has to be understood by postwar aikidoka, used to seeing aikido as a martial art that enhances western moral values, that reconciling the three worlds is entirely compatible with a very nasty result, namely, a Japanese empire dedicated to total war.
I appreciate how you can communicate in way that is both readable and compelling (siting sources, etc.) and still turn around and lay down a bottom line in a no-nonsense fashion (quote above.)
It strikes me that many of the sources sited here were available thirty years, or more, ago. Consequently many of the conclusions drawn today could have been made then. Your current presentation is made all the more important by that fact.
It is a pleasure to look forward to even more,