In July of this year, a federally funded conference on history was held in Hawaii on the subject of “History and Commemoration: The Legacies of the Pacific War in WWII.” One professor who attended recorded the events and exposed them as a massive effort to re-write history ala Bill Ayers version of imperialism and anti-Americanism. For example, one of the many items he reported was this:
10. Veterans’ memories of their own experiences in the war are suspect and influenced by media and their own self-delusion (Rosenberg, 18, 24). Therefore, it is the role of academics to “correct” their history. As one organizer commented, this will be more easily accomplished once the WWII generation has passed away. Another wrote, “America’s nostalgic war memories are beginning to fray around the edges” (White, 267).
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