Reading Time: 16 minutes The crazy but important story of what happens when the White House, the Pentagon, and the world’s greatest scientists are forced to work with Hollywood.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Excerpt from new book on how President Harry Truman, the FBI, and Hollywood corrupted what was to be an idealistic anti-bomb movie into… pro-bomb propaganda.
Reading Time: < 1 minute A reprise of WhoWhatWhy’s podcast marking the 70th anniversary of the bombing with voices from Hiroshima.
Reading Time: 6 minutes We revisit past coverage in ‘Hiroshima Series, Part II,’ as Greg Mitchell documents how film crews capturing the devastation had their work classified from public consumption.
Reading Time: 5 minutes In ‘Hiroshima Series, Part I,’ Greg Mitchell examines how far US officials went to keep the American people in the dark —- unaware of the Bomb’s full human consequences.
Reading Time: 7 minutes To provide context for President Obama’s upcoming visit to Hiroshima, we revisit our past coverage — which revealed Hollywood’s crucial role in the Military-Industrial Complex’s attempts to shape American minds, exemplified by its sanitizing the horrors of the atomic bomb.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Today is the 74th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. Like many historical events, it is subject to interpretation and debate.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Hollywood has always played a crucial role in the Military-Industrial Complex’s attempts to shape American minds and policy. Its role in sanitizing the horrors of Hiroshima is a powerful example.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The third installment in our series on how the worst of the devastation caused by the atomic bomb was deliberately concealed from Americans for decades.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki suffered unspeakable horrors. But some in the U.S. government didn’t want Americans to see what really happened. Here, the first in a three-part series. Revelations abound.