Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki

"The fate of the world, and particularly the fate of humanity, may hang on how we remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki," declares David Krieger.

Indeed, how the bombings are contextualized (needless slaughter? necessary evil?) has undoubtedly affected the types of steps taken in the past half century. Unfortunately, the steps being taken right now -- from scrapping the government's nuclear watchdog, to prepping the next generation of nukes, to gearing up for deployment in space -- are predominantly in the wrong direction.