May 10, 2021

John Densmore of The Doors: How Obama’s Hiroshima Visit Sparked an Important Conversation With My Kids

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Source: Obama’s Hiroshima Visit Sparked an Important Conversation With My Kids

Some people in my parent’s generation say that it was necessary and good that we bombed two Japanese cities because it saved many American soldier’s lives and stopped the war.” My kids response was clear: “It was insane… to nuke an entire city… that’s insane.” I was proud of his response. “You’re right. Maybe we can learn from this. Maybe Obama’s visit will jump-start another dialogue to try and defuse, at least some, of the big ones.”