Tag Archives: Obama at Hiroshima

WALTER HAMILTON. ‘Fighting Monsters’

Australians, Americans and Japanese have been ‘fighting monsters’––the monsters of war remembrance––since 1945. A high-profile visit to Pearl Harbor during the week seemed to suggest another monster was being laid to rest. But while that piece of theatre left much … Continue reading

Posted in Defence/Security, Human Rights, International Affairs | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Did the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki end the war?

Today, President Obama is visiting Hiroshima. He will be the first US President to do so since the bombing in 1945. He said that he will not be apologising for the dropping of the bomb and will not try and … Continue reading

Posted in Defence/Security, International Affairs, Politics | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments