78 Years From Hiroshima

The film Oppenheimer has reignited discussion of the political and moral circumstances surrounding the U.S. atomic attack 78 years ago today on Hiroshima. Here are 10 articles CN ran on the 75th anniversary exploring the debate over the bomb. 

ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: John Pilger — Another Hiroshima is Coming — Unless We Stop It Now

ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: Truman’s ‘Human Sacrifice’ to Subdue Moscow

ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: How US Spies Secured the Uranium for Hiroshima

ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: The Enduring Myth of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: From Hiroshima to Collateral Murder

ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: The Decision to Drop the Bomb on Japan and the Genesis of the Cold War

ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: The Illegality of Nuclear Weapons

ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: Scholars Speak Out Against ‘Unnecessary’ Attacks

ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: Hiroshima Cover-up — How Timesman Won a Pulitzer While on War Dept. Payroll

ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: When Time Stopped in Hiroshima—and When it Was Stolen


5 comments for “78 Years From Hiroshima

  1. August 7, 2023 at 18:25

    Lest we forget, the second “war to end all wars”, the one we in the West refer to as World War II (it has a different name among the people who paid most dearly for the victory), was a war characterized by holocausts, one of which is regularly memorialized, the others, all but forgotten, especially the only other one that most equates with “the Holocaust”, one that in terms of deaths per hour makes every other slaughter in human history seem an irrelevancy, the two single greatest mass slaughter events in human history, two days that much more than December 7, 1941, deserve to live in infamy. I of course refer to the nuclear devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6the and 9th in 1945. Of course, in order to “forget”, one needs to have “known”, and the truth concerning World War II, something which it is illegal to investigate in much of the world, for some strange anti-academic reason, is something of which very few have even an inkling, especially in the United States. But perhaps at least in early August of every year some of us in diverse parts of our troubled planet can take the time to remember the victims as well as the victimizers and to perhaps give the slogan, “never again” a trace of meaning. Especially as the same country responsible for that slaughter, the same political party, is once again making a repetition of nuclear war a realistic possibility.

  2. Valerie
    August 7, 2023 at 09:47

    It’s very interesting to read the comments on these articles from 3 years ago. Useful information in some of them.

  3. Carolyn L Zaremba
    August 6, 2023 at 14:37

    Thanks, Consortium News, for providing these articles on this day.

    • Valerie
      August 6, 2023 at 18:58

      I second that Carolyn.

      • erichwwk
        August 7, 2023 at 13:47

        I third it!

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