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Our look at the atomic blasts over Hiroshima and Nagasaki renewed debate about the conduct of the war and inspired a frail hope that humanity may survive its ongoing relationship with nuclear weapons

Thank you for the report on the 60th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing [Aug. 1]. Your stories were a reminder that most countries still consider the possession of nuclear weapons more a point of pride than the potential for murder. Why does a country have to prove its supremacy through its ability to destroy? Nations should instead boast of creating something that can benefit mankind:...

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