"Thus, what I am calling the Nagasaki principle consists in momentum, which obfuscates responsibility before the fact, and denial, which prevents a necessary moral reckoning afterward.
Airy theorism? Is it even a sentence?
posted on 08/07/2006 6:29:24 AM PDT
It's a perfectly good sentence; the momentum of which he speaks is reflective of the urgency to beat the other war powers to unharnessing the secrets of the atom and the course of the war itself, by the time the bomb was ready, we had seen one major combatant fall leaving only one left to defeat.
To not have dropped it would have created the impression that its existence was fiction.
posted on 08/07/2006 7:40:15 AM PDT
by Old Professer
(The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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