William Broad, whose many articles on nuclear weapons I have read for decades--and often objected to--with another clanker tonight, picturing the next "excitement" over new images of the "dawn" of the nuclear era--that is, scientists assembling for use the first atomic weapons that destroyed two large cities in Japan. That's bad enough but perhaps to not dull the excitement Broad severely underestimates the death tolls in the two cities, which was twice what he claims in the photo essay that's also posted. See my extended look at images he omitted.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
'NYT' Excited About Civilian Slaughter
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