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Victory in the Pacific: American Experience

23, 2011

To use the atomic bombs that devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki “was not a weighty matter,” said historian Barton Bernstein. “In the framework of mid-1945 no one around Truman had any sustained and serious doubts about using the bomb.” “There’s no way that any American president, faced with the expenditures that had been put into the [...]

A Film Unfinished

12, 2011

“One of the most horrible features of war is that all the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.”  — George Orwell At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film was discovered intact in an East German archive. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw [...]