Tuesday, February 04, 2003

Dreaming of World War II, living with Vietnam
"Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo explained the longing: "The biggest event in my lifetime was the Second World War and we have never been able to recreate it." World War II was the "last time that this country believed anything profoundly, any single great cause." Everything then was clear: "We are good, they are bad. Let's all get together we said, and we creamed them. We started from way behind. We found strength in this common commitment, this commonality, community, family. The idea of coming together was best served in my lifetime in the Second World War. You never had a war quite like it."

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