• The Myth of the Atomic Bomb
    August 2020

    The Myth of the Atomic Bomb

    The decisive factor in Japan's decision to surrender was the Soviet entry into the war and the Japanese elite's fear of Soviet influence. The enduring myth of the effectiveness of the atomic bombs, however, birthed the ideology of deterrence.
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  • The Triumph of the Atomic Bomb
    August 2020

    The Triumph of the Atomic Bomb

    War's only mercy is a speedy conclusion producing irrefutable victory, attainable only by using overwhelming force to exert maximum destruction upon the foe. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved countless lives by bringing an end to the war.
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  • The Tragedy of the Atomic Bomb
    August 2020

    The Tragedy of the Atomic Bomb

    Roosevelt’s policy of unconditional surrender reached its tragic culmination in death and destruction for Japan, and became the first step toward a new era of American foreign policy which saw the Old Republic continue its long march toward Empire.
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