August 9th is a good time to remember that the United States has an addiction, and an affliction, of violence.
"The president has basically unconstrained authority to use nuclear weapons, a seemingly insane system that flows pretty
Since the first use of a nuclear weapon in Hiroshima 71 years ago on Aug. 6, 1945, the story of where the uranium for the bomb came from and the covert operation the U.S. employed to secure it has been little known.
Many of those who still defend President Truman's decision on Hiroshima consider the bombing of Nagasaki three days later completely avoidable, even a crime of war.
How the "Hiroshima narrative" has been handed down to generations of Americans -- and overwhelmingly endorsed by officials and the media, even if many historians disagree -- matters greatly.
I want to thank Ralph Nader and the Center for Study of Responsive Law for allowing Raed and I to share how we both came
“I have been able to build relationships with the survivors, not just listen to their stories," says Ari Beser.
But he remembers better than most, the events that brought Obama to Japan a few days ago, because Takeo Aizawa lived through
The bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki have not produced eternal peace. Instead they opened a Pandora's box that can never be fully locked back up.
"Amongst those nations like my own that own nuclear stockpiles, we must have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them," he said.