Third Thoughts on the Bomb

September 1981
National Review;9/18/1981, Vol. 33 Issue 18, p1062
This article takes a look at the background of Paul Fussell of "New Republic" to see why he defends the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945. Fussell was a U.S. infantryman in 1945. He was among those who were being trained to invade mainland Japan. The author notes that the U.S. troops were in the Pacific against their will. He argues that Japan is civilized today because the U.S. won in the war. Japan, the author maintains, was warned in advance but ignored it that is why the bombed was dropped.


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