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August 07, 2005

Hiroshima Day

From Dean G. Acheson (1961), Sketches from Life of Men I Have Known (New York: Harper and Brothers):

Winston Churchill asks Harry Truman a question:

Mr. Churchill turned to the President on his right, with devastating effect: "Mr. President, I hope you have your answer ready for that hour when you and I stand before St. Peter and he says, 'I understand you two are responsible for putting off those atomic bombs. What have you got to say for yourselves?'"...

Posted by DeLong at August 7, 2005 08:44 PM