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T.G.I. FRIDAY ON OUR MINDS
My "Hiroshima in America" co-author Robert Jay Lifton on Democracy Now re: Hiroshima and US sending envoy for first time… My new piece here on how Truman delivered the news about the atomic bombing 65 years ago—and launched the "coverup."
My other new piece on 65th anniversary of Hiroshima attack today—with US sending an envoy to peace ceremony for first time. And did you know the U.S. still has a "first use" nuclear policy?… Great NYT op-ed by Nobel Prize writer Kenzaburo Oe on Hiroshima & his guilt at being unable to write novel about it… WSJ writer—who hailed Curtis "Bomb Them Back to the Stone Age" LeMay in book—decries Obama sending envoy to Hiroshima today.
LIFE magazine posts sad, stunning never-before-seen photos from Hiroshima and Nagasaki taken just after the bombing, some by Alfred Eisenstadt.
Matt Taibbi with long Rolling Stone piece on what’s good, bad, & still ugly in the financial reform bill. See you at the next crisis. (h/t Barbara Bedway)
Krugman hits Rep. Paul Ryan and his economic "ideas"—and also blames media for often falling for the "charlatans" of the right. "As long as someone on the right claims to have bold new proposals, he’s hailed as an innovative thinker. And nobody checks his arithmetic."