Category Archives: World War II

December 7, 2015: A day that will live in … [FILL IN THE BLANK]

by Joe Scarry   Donald Trump in front of “Make America Great Again!” banner on Pearl Harbor Day (December 7) 2015 (Image: Getty) Yesterday, a possible nominee as the Republican candidate to become the next president of the United States … Continue reading

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HIROSHIMA: What does it mean to say, “We are ALL ‘hibakusha’?”

  by Joe Scarry Participants in the World Nuclear Victims Forum in Hiroshima I have just returned from the World Nuclear Victims Forum in Hiroshima. The big lesson from this gathering is: “We are ALL hibakusha!” What does this mean? … Continue reading

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Marshall Islands: Can social media trump empire and entertainment?

by Joe Scarry The Marshall Islands are a perfect example of the “global hibakusha” phenomenon that I learned about at the World Nuclear Victims Forum in Hiroshima. “During the early years of the Cold War from 1946 to 1958, the … Continue reading

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Encounter in Nagasaki

by Joe Scarry Two days ago I visited the atomic bomb memorials in Nagasaki; yesterday I walked around the city, thinking about what I had seen. I ended up in the late afternoon at the Glover Garden, which provide a … Continue reading

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The Repressed Assassin Kills Anything to Stay in the Closet: A Review of The Conformist

By John Stiller “Why are you so hostile?” “Because I am sincere.” The above exchange of dialogue occurs about 3/4ths of the way through Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Conformist, his 1970 film, based on the Alberta Moravia novel of the … Continue reading

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