Hiroshima Remembered

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Hiroshima Remembered

April is not the cruellest month – August is. Every year I have to steel myself to endure the ritual rehash of the party line justifying the greatest single-act war crime in history, the “fons et origo” of our present nuclear nightmare – the obliteration of Hiroshima.  Like a child with his comfort blanket, we cling irrationally and passionately to our myth. The universally accepted justification of this atrocity (that it shortened the war and saved allied lives), apart from…

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Hiroshima Remembered