HIROSHIMA TODAY

The COVID news remains disturbingly bleak. Deaths in the US are over 300,000 with Tennessee as “ground zero” and California running out of ICU beds. The suffering behind these numbers is obviously heartbreaking. So how should journalists be telling the world about this human misery?

I spoke today with Lesley Blume, the author of the excellent FALL OUT: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World. The U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 killed around 100,000 people immediately and many more thousands of longer-term casualties. The American “cover-up”, Blume…

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