"...he made it clear that ‘I just didn’t want anything to do with the Japanese personally. I don’t hate them; I just can’t forget what happened 125 miles off Okinawa’."
"In simply moving from a rural to an urban area of Ohio, my entire experience and understanding of ‘America’ was transformed – ‘America’ was suddenly so much more diverse and accommodating than I had ever imagined it to be. My new vision of ‘America’ was far richer than Hafey’s ‘America’, and I was terribly grateful for that discovery."
"Sadly, however, it has really only been by travelling abroad that I gained insight into the extent to which the US government was itself involved in many of these struggles and conflicts."