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Hiroshima: Was It ‘Necessary’?

J. Samuel Walker wrote, on the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945, that ‘The fundamental issue that has divided scholars . . . is whether the use of the bomb was necessary to achieve victory in the war … Continue reading

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Guatemala: A Rotten Apple

In 1944, a popular revolution in Guatemala overthrew the US-backed dictator, a vicious tyrant named Jorge Ubico. Out of the revolution came Guatemala’s first democratic election, won by Juan José Arévalo. The new leader, Arévalo, established a liberal, capitalist society, … Continue reading

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US Debt Deadline Closing In

As the 23rd of November 2011 approaches, ongoing discussion on reducing the US deficit has reached a ‘stand-off’. However, the members of a Joint Select Committee – a group of six Democrats and six Republicans drawn equally from the House … Continue reading

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