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  •  Read Hiroshima in America by Mitchell and Lifton (0+ / 0-)

    and this:

    Mitchell and Lifton present true liberal viewpoint that examines extensive post-bombing censorship on the subject.

    Don't close your eyes to fact that viewpoints differ on this and there is growing body of literature to suggest the U.S. was wrong in this matter, and used nukes to stop USSR ability to add Japan to its post-war sphere of influence. (Hasegawa)

    Take the House. Take the Senate. Take them Now.

    by skywriter on Fri May 12, 2006 at 06:30:45 AM PDT

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    •  Wikipedia has an entry. (1+ / 0-)
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      On this. "Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki"
      it lays out the history, various theories and controversies & I think, ultimately makes the case for Armando's view.

      •  The people who edit that article are rightwingers (0+ / 0-)

        I know exactly what they have been up to-- excluding alternate and liberal viewpoints for quite a long time. Look at the Talk history on that page.

        Further evidence of their wingnuttery.
        Look at the recent entries on the Commager and Morison pages (historians). The same folk who successfully exclude liberal viewpoints from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki article also tried (but in this instance failed) to exclude crticism of the racism in the standard history textbooks by Commager and Morison. Look at the Talk pages on the bios for those two people.  

        Rightwingers are very active on Wikipedia. Liberals are not as active. And that is why many articles reflect conservative viewpoints. Hiroshima and Nagasaki article is a key example.

        Take the House. Take the Senate. Take them Now.

        by skywriter on Fri May 12, 2006 at 07:28:31 AM PDT

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        •  Not very convincing (1+ / 0-)
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          I don't know whether more rightwingers than liberals mess around on wikipedia A: It would seem difficult to prove & B: I don't know 'liberal' the definition of rightwinger here is, but it's obvious the views of most of the critics of the dominant historical consensus have been given a hearing & discussed. That the strength of their revisionism was strong enough to change dominant opinion isn't really my concern.

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