Carol Gluck, the George Sansom Professor of History and Chair of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University, spoke to Kyodo News and to Fujisankei New York Television about President Obama’s historic May 27 visit to Hiroshima.
Professor Gluck discussed the speech that President Obama gave during his visit to Hiroshima. “He (Obama) said memory must never fade, but not because we must remember the suffering, but because we must prevent it now. That is the ‘never again’ message,” Professor Gluck said to Kyodo News on May 27. “The memory of Hiroshima is in our actions now to prevent that from happening again and that is why it is a charge to the people.”