Russell Vandenbroucke

After Hiroshima and Nagasaki


“On August 6 each year, the world commemorates the dawn of the atomic age by remembering the obliteration of Hiroshima. In May, President Obama laid a wreath in the Peace Park that marks ground zero there.”

Russell Vandenbroucke
Published in: Courier Journal, Antiwar, Counterpunch, Satish Sharma’s Rotigraphy Blog, Chicago Activism, Truthout, Rehoboth Wicked Local, Sierra County Prospect, Wicked Local Topsfield, Wicked Local Westport, Herald News, Taunton Daily Gazette, Somerset Wicked Local
Date: August 1,2,3,4,5,2016
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Flags and more flags

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RusellVanderbroucke“At 10 a.m. on Friday, July 10, Steve Beshear, Democratic governor of Kentucky, officially opened a traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall in Lexington. At precisely the same time, Nikki Barber, Republican governor of South Carolina, presided at the lowering of the Confederate flag. The juxtaposition is coincidental, but the intense emotions enveloping the aftermath of two lost causes are not, despite the 150 years and 8,000 miles separating them.”

Author: Russell Vandenbroucke
Published in: Las Vegas Informer
Windfiel Daily Courier
La Progressive
Huntington News
Pagosa Daily Post
The Courier Journal
Las Vegas Informer
Kitsap Scene
University of Louisville
Gilmer Free Press
Date: July 21,22,24,August 8,2015

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Hiroshima’s Consecrated Legends

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“Every August, as the anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki approach, comments resume about American decisions at the end of World War II. Despite the passage of 65 years, heated opinions are repeated as fact and myths become immortalized as truths. Beyond distorting the historical record, wishful thinking about it leads us to repeat past mistakes in new ways against new enemies.

“Among the inaccuracies are these:….”

Author: Russell Vandenbroucke, Professor and Chair of Theatre Arts at the University of Louisville
Published in: Anderson Free Press from Anderson and Madison County, Indiana (at, in Huntington News Network in West Virginia (home page:, and in The Capital Times out of Madison, Wisconsin (see
Date: July 27 and August 6, 2010

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