1. Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 70 Years Later, Americans Still Struggle to Grasp the Horrors of Nuclear War This article, written by Keith Koeneman for The Atlantic, explores how Americans still struggle to grasp the horrors of nuclear war seventy years after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The article examines the cultural, political, and historical contexts of the bombings, the lasting physical and psychological effects on survivors, and the ongoing debate over the morality of the decision to drop the bombs. It also examines the role of memory and the importance of commemorating the tragic events of 1945.
Shigeaki Mori was 8 when he became Hibakusha, or "explosion affected person". As a man, Mori-san came to believe the families of Allied POWs killed in Hiroshima possessed a connection through the nuclear blasts, to their Japanese counterparts. Mori's "Secret History of the American Soldiers Killed by the Atomic Bombs", tells the story of those…
<p>"LeMay’s operation really served as an important trial balloon to see how the American public would respond to the mass killing of enemy civilians.... To the surprise of many in Washington, however, the American public voiced no real objection."</p>
Robey’s careful study works examines the first decades after Hiroshima to explore changes in relations between the US state and citizens living in the shadow of a potential nuclear war. Her primary focus is civil defense, presented as a complex assemblage of objects (backyard shelters), discourses (national security, popular dissent), dominant ideologies (self-help, “peace,” scientific
The tv show "This Is Your Life" surprised Kiyoshi Tanimoto by introducing him to one of the American bomber pilots on live television.
By David Conrad An orphaned boy and girl wander helplessly through a destroyed Japanese city toward the end of World War II. The boy, older but not old enough, has frustrating interactions with the adults they meet, most of whom are preoccupied with their own struggles to survive. Despite his earnest efforts, he cannot keep […]