Nuclear Friday: Playing Truman

In the last week we have passed the 71st anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The decision to use the atomic bomb was not very controversial at the time, but became hotly debated even by the early 1950s. The controversy has only grown since then. The Big Board is not going to […]

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Nuclear Friday: Neutron Bomb FAQ

“Away with excess enemy, but no less value to property.” That’s a line from Kill the Poor by the Dead Kennedys. It’s West Coast Hardcore at its most sarcastic, proposing that neutron bombs be used as a tool of urban renewal and redevelopment. This song was written in 1979 shortly after the United States had stockpiled two […]

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