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Atomic Bomb

Nagasaki’s Gandhi

Michael Cook | 10 August 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: atomic bomb, Japan, Nagasaki, suffering
In his remarkable books,Takashi Nagai saw the Bomb as an instrument of redemptive suffering.

Hiroshima’s literary legacy

Daniel Cordle | 10 August 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: atomic bomb, Hiroshima, war correspondents, war literature
A war correspondent rendered the Japanese bomb victims human to his American audience.

Atomic amnesia: why Hiroshima narratives remain few and far between

Sofia Ahlberg | 06 August 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: atomic bomb, Hiroshima, war narratives
It testifies to something unspeakable within us.

How to remember Hiroshima

Zac Alstin | 06 August 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: atomic bomb, Hiroshima, just war, World War II
Our fixation with the atom bomb distorts the historical record.

Proud to be a wimp

Michael Cook | 10 May 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: atomic bomb, Osama bin Laden, terrorism
Asking hard questions about the morality of killing Osama bin Laden is not being effete and cowardly.

Truman was right

Zac Alstin | 20 August 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: atomic bomb, consequentialism, Hiroshima, utilitarianism
Dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki taught America that morality was irrelevant.

The abiding significance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Christopher O. Tollefsen | 10 August 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: atomic bomb, ethics, ethics of warfare, sanctity of life, US, warfare
Americans must still wrestle with what it means to take the lives of innocent civilians intentionally.

Retribution: the Battle for Japan, 1944-45

Francis Phillips | 21 May 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: atomic bomb, ethics of warfare, war
How many people are fitted to grapple with decisions of the magnitude imposed by global war?

Among the dead cities

Richard Umbers | 22 June 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: area bombing, atomic bomb, ethics of warfare, saturation bombing, total warfare, World War II
As the war on terror grinds on, there are ethical lessons to be learned from the fire-bombing of German and Japanese cities during World War II in which hundreds of thousands of civilians perished.

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