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Hiroshima Reconsidered

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08/06/2014William L. Neumann

The generation born since World War II and now surging through college classrooms views with less awe than its elders that event which Harry Truman proclaimed on August 6, 1945, as "the greatest thing in history". Students glimpse the possibility that nuclear weapons may determine their own life span, but the bombs tend to be accepted, like television and transistor radios, as normal facts of life, a part of the environment of modern society.

Volume 2, Number 2; Spring 1966


William L. Neumann

William L. Neumann is professor of history at Goucher College, Maryland, and author of America Encounters Japan.

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Neumann, William L. "Hiroshima Reconsidered" Left and Right 2, No. 2 (Spring 1966): 33-38.