All posts tagged: Hiroshima

#PotW: ‘Sowing the Whirlwind’: Nuclear Politics and the Historical Record, 16 July

America’s decision seventy years ago to drop atomic bombs on Japan introduced Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the international lexicon. “Yesterday we clinched victory in the Pacific, but we sowed the whirlwind” wrote Hanson Baldwin in the New York Times. That whirlwind was sown through misinformation, lies and secrets, and scattered the seeds of further secrecy […]