Hiroshima was not only a human desaster of unspeakable extent – it is also the beginning of »politics of deception« that led to Vietnam, Iraq I and Iraq II (and probably more to come).

Quote from the LA Times article:

Hiroshima’s myths have gradually given rise to an American unilateralism born of atomic arrogance.

The most frustrating thing is that the US public is not interested in the truth about Hiroshima and instead cling to the myth that the atom bombs were required to end the war (in fact the war was extended to be able to drop two bombs – an uranium bomb and a plutonium bomb).

I have read two very useful recension of the books »Racing the enemy« by Tsuyoshi Hasegawa and »American Prometheus« by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.

But I fear these books (like many others) will not be recieved by the wider US public and thus fail to disintegrate the »politics of deception«.

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