Japan was ready to surrender, making the atomic bombings of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, and Nagasaki two days later, totally unnecessary and morally indefensible, say a panel of scholars in two video discussions.
The myth that the atomic bombing prevented thousands of American deaths is mere propaganda still believed by most Americans to this day.
The possible withdrawal of Japan from its existing anti-Russian alliance with the U.S. could turn out to be yet another indication that The American Century is in the process of ending.
The virus originated in East Asia, but no East Asian nation makes the top 10 list. The world’s most populous nation, China, is in 11th place. The East-West divergence in fatality rates is even starker.