Would you have dropped the bomb? With each passing decade, the anniversary of the atomic bombings provokes a debate over whether the United States made the right choice. But this crucial question is almost always considered in the abstract. A far more difficult task is to assume personal responsibility. With that in mind, the Bulletin sought out noteworthy thinkers with backgrounds in history, theology, physics, and diplomacy and posed a single, provocative question: "If the decision had been yours alone to make, would you have dropped the bomb?"
Unfortunately, only three of the essays are online. However, they are all powerfully written and -- IMHO -- worthy of your time.