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  • Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Sixty-seven years ago this week, in 1945, our government, under the tenure of Harry S. Truman, dropped two nuclear bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. According to the conventional narrative, these bombings were justified. They were necessary, but difficult, decisions made by the Truman administration. This narrative often goes unchallenged, despite …

  • Partisan Morality: All Too Common

    AntiWar.com’s Justin Raimondo discusses “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart’s recent flip-flop on whether or not Truman committed a war crime in dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Stewart originally argued with obvious conviction and forethought that, as Raimondo summarizes, “if we had first demonstrated the power of this new weapon on an uninhabited atoll …