All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
I told a European friend once that I prayed nightly for the success of the EU because it was the only thing that kept European nations out of war since WWII. He replied, "No, it isn't the EU, it's because we've had NATO's boot on our necks."
You read a book like this and you think "Whatever works," because absent the last sixty years armies have been marching back and forth across Europe for two millennia now and it's always the children who suffer most. Hitler's having his apple and brown bread for breakfast while 14-year old Werner is learning how to be a monster, and de Gaulle is safe in England while 12-year old Marie-Laure is risking her life passing messages for the resistance.# Permanent link to It’s always the children who suffer most.