Nation needs to learn to work together, again


December 21, 2022

It’s been almost 40 years since I read “The Good War,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning history as told by more than 120 participants in World War II. They remembered the fighting, the injuries and deaths, the personal sacrifices at home and even the moments of hope and kindness.

They told the author, Chicago journalist Studs Terkel, of their lives and what the war did to them and what it meant to them.

Though I was born after the war (1951), I’ve often thought about how strongly America came together to fight its enemies. Many volunteered for military service, others bought war bonds to he...

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