WAR: my lengthy commentary on a controversial subject by Jed Waverly

It seems like a no-brainer to me today as I think about it carefully.  In fact, it makes me feel like a real idiot that I haven’t been clearer about it in the past.   But today I am taking a break from my work and just thinking.    I read both newspapers in the morning and […]

HIROSHIMA: 68 years later

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It is the day after the 68th anniversary of the bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima and the subsequent bombing of Nagasaki.  I’m trying to imagine what it was like the day after that horrendous experience for the “survivors” of these two significant cities. An Australian journalist, Wilfred Burchett, rejected the orders of General […]

PRAGMATIC: a decision which makes sense, given the current circumstances

Sixty-five years ago today the United States government carried out a decision which made sense in a pragmatic way, but which was, perhaps, the most disastrous moral and ethical decision of modern times.  It was a fulcrum day which signaled the beginning of a new era in human existence. A U. S. plane flew over […]