Nuclear Attack on Japan Opposed by Military Leadership

Nuclear Attack on Japan Opposed by Military Leadership

Image: The ruins of Hiroshima. Photo courtesy of The Daily Mail.

Gar Alperovitz recently sat down with Paul Jay of the Real News Network for an extended interview covering the length and breadth of his work as historian and “advocate for a new economy.” Check out part two of his five-part interview (if you missed part one, you can find it here):

Originally featured on The Real News Network.

Nuclear Attack on Japan was Opposed by American Military Leadership – Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)

Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that President Truman used the A-bomb to make a “diplomatic” point to the Soviet Union, not out of military necessity.



Gar Alperovitz is the Lionel R. Bauman professor of political economy at the University of Maryland and co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative. He is the author of the newly released book, “What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About The Next American Revolution.”

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