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2018
January 2018
19
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A remarkable set of speech drafts from August 6-9th, 1945, shows an evolution in Truman's thinking about the bomb — from an unambiguous good, to a horror that needed to justified.
2016
November 2016
18
Meditations
Why asking whether there are checks on the US President's ability to order a nuclear attack gets the issue exactly backwards.
September 2016
30
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If he had lived to make the decision, would Roosevelt have dropped the atomic bomb?
May 2016
27
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Some thoughts about the first sitting President to have visited Hiroshima.
2014
August 2014
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Did Truman fundamentally misunderstand the atomic bomb because of a debate over its use?
February 2014
14
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In a short story published in 1949, Leo Szilard contemplated how well he and President Truman would fare at a war crimes tribunal. His conclusion: not well.
2013
August 2013
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Why was a second bomb used against Japan, so soon after Hiroshima? A review of several theories.
March 2013
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Where do historians stand, in the 2010s, about the decision to use the atomic bomb? A report from a recent workshop.
2012
June 2012
18
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What would have happened if the US hadn't decided to try and build an H-bomb in early 1950? Some alternative scenarios are considered.
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Hours after the first H-bomb was detonated, the press knew about it. But why did the government try to keep it secret for years after that?
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