Living the Nuclear Past–and Future

Registry for names of atomic-bomb victims in Nagasaki (Joshua Hawley via Shutterstock)

by Susan Southard Landing at Nagasaki Airport last November, I joined a line of Japanese men, women, and children waiting to disembark from our plane. Most were likely returning home on this holiday weekend or arriving to visit family and… Continue Reading  

America’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 Years Later

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by Christian Appy “Never, never waste a minute on regret. It’s a waste of time.” — President Harry Truman Here we are, 70 years after the nuclear obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and I’m wondering if we’ve come even one… Continue Reading  

Israeli Defense Minister Invokes Hiroshima and Nagasaki In Response to Iran Question

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by Ali Gharib Speaking at a conference in Jerusalem nearly two weeks ago, the Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon invoked the American decision to drop nuclear bombs on Japan in World War II in response to a question about “dealing… Continue Reading  

The Lying Game: Failing in Gaza

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by Mitchell Plitnick We’ve all seen it in movies and television shows. A man with a gun is pointing at an innocent, making demands of the “good guys.” When our heroes do not deliver, the man shoots the innocent and tells our heroes that… Continue Reading  

Hiroshima, Nagasaki and “Bomb Iran”

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by Marsha B. Cohen Last week marked the 68th anniversary of the WWII destruction of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima (Aug. 6) and Nagasaki (Aug. 9) — the first and only deployment of nuclear weapons in human history. Within moments… Continue Reading