Living Under War’s Shadow

Read an interesting interview with James Carroll in The Atlantic Monthly.
Living Under War’s Shadow, .
[James Carroll]wrote a piece for The Boston Globe called “America’s Habit of Revenge.” who commented that “there is no ‘agonizing reappraisal of fundamental assumptions’ in this country,” alluding to a quote from the German writer Thomas Mann about the psychological impact of war. [It] Is … what German-born Charlotte is trying to tell the American banker, Paul, in Secret Father when she bursts out, “America is all future, no past. It is difficult for you to understand that here in Germany … the war is the past that will never go away.”