This Sunday: Who owns Hiroshima?

This week marks the sixty-fourth anniversary of the atomic destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. How the bombings are remembered both in this country and in Japan is ostensibly based on a factual understanding of the events — but also reflects present-day political and social considerations. Similarly, any discussion of “peace” as a Unitarian Universalist principle depends on subjective interpretation. What we think, feel, and believe today might not last as the world changes around us. Ross Coen will discuss the historiography of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, especially how they are viewed today by new generations of Americans and Japanese, to show that history is about the present as much as the past. Speaker, Ross Coen. Music, Susan Grace.

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