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My Dreams Seek Revenge: Visiting Hiroshima

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

I guess no matter how many times I went to Hiroshima, I always expected something different to happen, when in fact nothing happened. There were 200,000 souls out there that no matter how much concrete and paving had been laid down could not have been buried deep enough.

When Time Stopped in Hiroshima--and When it Was Stolen

Joe Lauria | Posted 08.06.2015 | World
Joe Lauria

There are many watches and clocks from Hiroshima with their hands frozen to mark the moment the first nuclear weapon was used. But Shinji's is likely the only one that lost its hands, but can still be read.

ISIS, Ukraine, the South China Sea and the End of the Era of American Power

David Paul | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics
David Paul

Shock and Awe was the name for the onslaught of missiles and bombing that was to initiate the U.S. invasion and would intimidate Saddam, quickly bringing his regime into submission. Little did we know that the opening days of the second Iraq war marked the end of the era of America as the world's dominant military power.

First Nighter: Musicals "Atomic," "The Mapmaker's Opera," "ValueVille"

David Finkle | Posted 09.12.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Atomic, at the Acorn, is the show that asks the musical question: Once the A-bomb was realized, was it wise to use it? Coming up with an answer requi...

From Bloody Nose Ridge to the Valley of Death - Part 1: In the Trenches on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Wherever you go in the Pacific, you can follow the swirl of humankind's passion for war, from rusting tanks and guns to monuments and markers in tranquil valleys, to the peaceful green lawns of manicured cemeteries

That Time An Atom Bomb 260 Times More Powerful Than Hiroshima Nearly Exploded Over The U.S.

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - A U.S. atom bomb nearly exploded in 1961 over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the devic...

What Did The Chief Test Pilot For The A-Bomb Want His Grandson To Know?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.12.2013 | Fifty

Clyde Stanley Shields was just months short of cancer claiming his life when he penned a deathbed letter to his then-infant grandson, Scott. With care...

WATCH: 'Armageddon' Nuke Plan Eyed For Saving Earth From Asteroid

Posted 03.12.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 03/12/2012 11:33 AM EDT on A well-placed nuclear explosion could actually save humanity from a big asteroid h...

Reflecting on the 65th Anniversary of the First A-Bomb

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

July 16 marks 65 years since the first atomic bomb explosion. It is a date that changed world history forever, and created new health and security threats that still plague the planet.

Cold War's End -- The Wall Comes Down

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The fall of The Wall signified the fall of the Soviet Union, and an end to the Cold War. And while this was of enormous historical import, I fear that future generations won't really pay much attention to it.

Designer Issey Miyake: I'm A Hiroshima Survivor

New York Times | Issey Miyake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

On Aug. 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb was dropped on my hometown, Hiroshima. I was there, and only 7 years old. When I close my eyes, I still see thi...

Hidden Travels Of The A-Bomb: Invented Only Once, Spread Around The World | WILLIAM J. BROAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In 1945, after the atomic destruction of two Japanese cities, J. Robert Oppenheimer expressed foreboding about the spread of nuclear arms. "They ar...

Palin Ain't no Truman

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Francis

In 1934, Truman was elected as a U.S. Senator and for the next ten years undertook a distinguished career in Washington DC representing the people of Missouri.