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  • Globe Columnist: Shamed by Hiroshima, America Was Awaiting 9/11 Payback

    08/07/2006 6:22:41 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 87 replies · 1,485+ views
    Boston Globe/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein August 7, 2006 - 09:10 Because of shame over their sins of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Americans were actually awaiting payback along the lines of 9/11. You say you were unaware of any such feelings? That's only because your feeling was 'subliminal.' Your shame was 'unconscious.' Well, that, or the fact that you just don't have the same exquisitely refined sensibilities of Boston Globe columnist James Carroll. Here's how Carroll spelled it out in his column, The Nagasaki Principle: "Thus, what I am calling the Nagasaki principle consists in momentum, which obfuscates responsibility before the fact, and denial,...