Tag: Nagasaki

Harry Truman and the Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb


Harry Truman

Peter Robinson expressed his opinion on Twitter today that President Truman did not approve the use of the nuclear bomb. “Truman never approved the use of the bomb–or disapproved it,” He wrote. “The military considered it one more weapon, like a new submarine or aircraft. They kept Truman informed. But they did not ask his approval.”

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Nine years after the dropping of the two bombs, Russell Kirk pondered the ferocity of American power and progressivism in his book, A Program for Conservatives. “And now a few words concerning power among the nations. It is ours already; and we have done with it what men always have done with pure power: we […]

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