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Democracy and the nuclear state

Perhaps the most striking sentence I came across in my readings on the atomic bomb had nothing (directly) to do the morality of the atomic bombs. As the Manhattan Project neared completion, General Leslie Groves, the project’s head, commissioned a … Continue reading

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Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Sixty-seven years ago this month, the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing somewhere between 150,000 and a quarter million people, most of them civilians. Of these, about half were killed in the blast itself, and about … Continue reading

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