Thursday, January 1, 2015
Hawaii Vacation Reunites Obama And Childhood Pals
JB note: In the talk I am privileged to give for the Open World program -- "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United" -- I mention the importance of Hawaii in understanding Obama and his background. My sense (correct me if I'm wrong) is that few non-Americans (or even Americans) are aware of how these Pacific islands shaped the U.S. president's character/personality. Full disclosure: My sister-in-law was born and raised in Hawaii, and she and my brother have a condo there -- close to where President Obama goes golfing.