Sunday, September 19, 2010
"It was interesting that you brought up Hiroshima. 'Cause I was just having a big argument with three of my relatives–they're all Catholic conservatives–and they said that we warned the Japanese about what we were going to do, and then we bombed Hiroshima, and they still wouldn't come to the negotiating table, and we had to bomb Nagasaki. And I know that can't be right: are there any sources you know of that I can use to challenge that?" –a college graduate in his mid-twenties, to me and Chan Davis at Wooden Shoe Books last week.