Sam Staley | Saturday June 4, 2016 at 7:09 AM PST | Comments Off on Is a Dystopian World Closer Than We Think? Thoughts from Hiroshima
Bestselling dystopian young-adult (YA) literature has inspired some of the biggest films of recent years. Many of these books, including The Hunger Games, the Divergent series, and the more modestly performing Fifth Wave, have been set in the aftermath of global war, geo-political events that bring human societies to near annihilation. While these stories...
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Tags: atomic bomb, atomic war, Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Children's Peace Monument, dystopian fiction, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Peace
Robert Higgs | Tuesday March 8, 2011 at 12:42 PM PST | 9 Comments
On April 16, 1953, shortly after the death of Joseph Stalin, the U.S. government made a peace initiative outlined in a speech now recognized as one of the two most significant and memorable speeches of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s presidency. Historians continue to debate whether this initiative was a sincere effort to end the Cold...
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Tags: American History, arms race, atomic war, Cold War, Communism, Defense, defense spending, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Economics, James Ledbetter, Joseph Stalin, militarism, Military, Nuclear Weapons, Peace, Russia, Soviet Union, Terrorism, The State, Unwarranted Influence, War, war on terrorism, Weapons, “Chance for Peace” speech