Margaret MacMillan passes along a story originally told by the writer Susan Jacoby. She was in a New York bar on the evening of Sept. 11, 2001, and eavesdropped on a conversation between two “bewildered” men.
First man: “This is just like Pearl Harbor.”
Second man: “What is Pearl Harbor?”
First man: “That was when the Vietnamese dropped bombs in a harbor, and it started the Vietnam War.”
Leído en Washington Post, Sunday 12th July. [Link]