Shinzo Abe

At Pearl Harbor, Obama says 'we must resist the urge to demonize those who are different'

At Pearl Harbor, Obama says 'we must resist the urge to demonize those who are different'

President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe scattered petals together on the waters of Pearl Harbor on Tuesday in a symbolic act aimed at laying to rest the enmity of the Japanese attack 75 years ago that drew the U.S. into World War II.

In a moment consumed with history, both leaders were fixed on the future. They expressed concern that the lessons of the war might be forgotten amid a shifting world order and the anti-internationalist sentiment that has swept over politics around the globe, most notably with the ascendance of President-elect Donald Trump.

“Even when hatred burns hottest, even when the tug of tribalism is at its most...

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