Hiroshima conspiracy theories are surprising weak despite their longevity

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Why the Japanese Military wanted to fight on after(!) the 2nd Nuke (feat. D.M. Giangreco)

Fair summary of the chances of a negotiated peace in 1945

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In @ScoopNZ on Japan fighting on after Nagasaki

Why the Japanese Military wanted to fight on after(!) the 2nd Nuke (feat. D.M. Giangreco)

Why the Japanese Military wanted to fight on after(!) the 2nd Nuke (feat. D.M. Giangreco)

The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima | The Daily 360 | The New York Times

Hitchens and Hanson – Did the Allies Commit War Crimes in WWII?

The Men Who Dropped the Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The Power of Propaganda and the Japanese Empire

The quote of Schuler is an excellent summary of the difficulty of bringing a war to an end rather than give time to regroup and attack again.

Notes On Liberty

Economist Kurt Schuler has a fascinating post on the various currencies that were used in mainland East Asia during World War II over at the Free Banking group blog.

Unfortunately, there are three paragraphs in the post that attempt to take libertarians to task for daring to challenge both the narrative of the state and the narrative of the nation regarding that horrific reminder of humanity’s shortcomings. He is writing of the certainty of the US’s moral clarity when it came to fighting Japan (the post was published around Pearl Harbor remembrance day):

The 1940 U.S embargo of certain materials frequently used for military purposes was intended to pressure Japan to stop its campaign of invasion and murder in China. The embargo was a peaceful response to violent actions. Japan could have stopped; it would have been the libertarian thing to do. For libertarians to claim that the embargo was…

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