Turning the Tables
A Machiavellian Strategy for Dealing With Japan
By: Daniel Burstein
Simon & Schuster 1993
Review by: Lydia Morris Brown
Turning the Tables is a challenge to conventional wisdom as it concerns both the Japanese and American economies. Burstein moves beyond the classic analyses of U.S-Japan relations and illuminates long-term solutions with a Machiavellian twist. He provides a compelling breath of fresh air and offers innovative ideas taking the reader beyond placing blame on either country. Instead, he goes beyond the predictions of gloom and doom for either side, and provides a realistic examination of the status of both economies, and proposes a bold prescription for how both countries can utilize these realities to work in synergy for the good of all.