Lessons of Hiroshima ring again in Orlando … Thomas Friedman says we as a nation must address the moral implications as technology gives us more power to destroy move lives … I want to talk today about the horrific human tragedy of Orlando. But first I want to talk about Hiroshima – or, more precisely, the profound speech that President Barack Obama gave there …. -New York Times News Service
The New York Times has just published an article comparing the Orlando shooting to Hiroshima.
The point that is made is one we have discussed recently in these pages in several articles. It again justifies our perception that many modern trends, including increased government and military authoritarianism began with the Hiroshima bombing.
From the Times: “[Hiroshima] represents a world in which for the first time ever a country possessed the power to kill all of us – and if it had to…