Reading James Bradley's FLYBOYS is like watching Fox News Channel:
both the book and the news channel have being "fair and balanced"
as their goal, but reaching that goal is sometimes --- if not
always --- a bit of a struggle.
In the case of the book, the balance is between the Allied and
Japanese fronts in World War II, and the author ends up trying very
hard to make the Japanese case. Sure, the Japanese wanted to
conquer East Asia and take over its population. But how is this any
different, Bradley asks, from imperialist