No but similar texts where Herrigel was eviscerated.
The article by Benesch draws on the book he published recently (Inventing the Way of the Samurai
). Shoji Yamada has also published a book, entitled Shots in the Dark -- Japan, Zen, and the Wes
t. The two books by Brian Victoria (Zen at War
; Zen War Stories
) are also noteworthy. There is also an earlier work, The Myth of Japaneese Uniqueness
, by Peter N Dale (1986), in which he subjects D Suzuki's 'neat ideology of mystical justification' to some criticism.
My aikido teacher, the late K Chiba, practiced zen and his students did so, too (including myself -- every week on Saturday mornings immediately before practice), but he explained that he practiced zen because he could not stomach the 'militant' Shinto that Morihei Ueshiba embraced.
I have ordered Hagen Seibert's book and look forward to reading it. A review might appear if I have the time to write one.