To The Victor Belongs The Guilt?

In this summer of remembrance, comparing one nation's villainy in war to another's is a fool's game. Believe me, I have tried with my wife, Yuki--and it always ends badly. We have tangled over every aspect of the Pacific War, from Pearl Harbor to Japanese atrocities in conquered territories to the U.S. firebombing of civilians in Tokyo and Yokohama. Yet in the end, Yuki always punches my ticket for another trip on the guilt express by uttering one word: Hiroshima.

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