Moscow's Friends Backed the Bomb
Paul F.Boller, Jr., in Inter-Backed the Bomb national social Science Review (Winter
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Did America drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 mainly to defeat Japan or to daunt its future rival, the Soviet Union?
Since the publication of Gar Alperovitz's revisionist Atomic Diplo- macy: Hiroshima and Potsdam, in 1965, the conventional wisdom among American radical intellectuals has been that the bombings were unnecessary and immoral, staged chiefly...