<I>Pearl Harbor</I> and World War II Nostalgia

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Exploding at 3200 theaters nationwide, the movie Pearl Harbor won't be a bomb. The Disney film, the latest in a string of movies about World War II, celebrates the men and women who fought in the Pacific theater as Saving Private Ryan did for those who faced combat in Europe. Do such nostalgic portrayals help us better understand history - or each other? We compare the fictional romance to the stark reality of "the day that shall live in infamy," with a film critic, Japanese-American civil rights authority, and an American veteran of the real thing.
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Business Week Online

Embracing Defeat

The Federal Reserve Board

From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank

Japanese American Citizens League

Pearl Harbor




Warren Olney