Tag: Nagasaki

Takashi Nagai, 3: jarring aspects

Nagasaki physician Takashi Nagai’s religiously oriented writings about the deaths of atomic bombing victims, which included his wife, sometimes raised difficulties for others. It’s no wonder, in part because his outlook could easily be seen as glossing over the sufferings…

Nagasaki: The historical debate

As we mark the 65th anniversary of Nagasaki’s hellish destruction, it has always seemed to me that, of the two atomic bombings, this was the one more clearly unnecessary. After all, as Martin J. Sherwin argued in his classic work,…