Paul Fussell, "Thank God For Atom The Bomb" in Thank God for the Atom Bomb and Other Essays (New York: Summit Books, 1988). First published as "Hiroshima: A Soldier's View," New Republic (August 1981)
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The past, which as always did not know the future, acted in ways that ask to be imagined before they are condemned. Or even simplified.