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Wellerstein gives a slice of history of the events leading to the atomic bombing of Japan

Although the events of World War II are well known, the decisions leading up to those events can be a blur. On Wednesday, March 4, assistant professor Wellerstein shed light on the decisions made to drop two atomic bombs on Japan during the end of World War II. 485 more words

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A Little Bit of West in the East

A quick note before we get started: I want you to go read this. Seriously, this is your homework. I don’t want you to go any further in this post until you’ve read it. 1,515 more words

"This New Phenomenon"

Einstein–Szilárd letter excerpt:

“This new phenomenon would also lead to the construction of bombs, and it is conceivable — though much less certain — that extremely powerful bombs of a new type may thus be constructed.

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War And Its Horrors

Lunch by the Seaside in Nomozaki

Last weekend a friend and I went for a drive down to the tip of Nagasaki Prefecture, to Wakimisaki-machi (脇岬町) to check out Ripple; a cute cafe by the seaside. 513 more words


Dejima (出島) - The Portuguese and the Dutch in Nagasaki

Dejima 出島, which literally means “out -” or “exit-island” in Japanese, was an artificial, fan-shaped island reclaimed from Nagasaki bay by order of the Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu 徳川 家光 in 1634, to house those errant Portuguese, whom, ostensibly in the city for trade, embarked upon a systematic and very successful campaign of evangelisation. 716 more words

Art & Architecture

Nuclear weapons... do we actually need them?

Next year the UK government will have a very big decision on their hands,  whether to renew the Trident nuclear missile programme or not.  In a world of uncertainty, where the likes of Russia and North Korea have threatened nuclear attack and maintain the weapons to do so, surely we must have our own nuclear weapons right?   1,096 more words


Lies, Lies and More Lies!

Throughout the years, I have come to understand one thing in particular, and that is anything dealing with wealth and political power is going to be based on, and continue to exist as, a manipulation/bald-faced lie. 986 more words