A nation must think before it acts.
Richard B. Frank is the author of Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire.
This lecture was given as part of Teaching the Nuclear Age: A History Institute for Teachers presented by FPRI’s Wachman Center, the American Academy of Diplomacy, and the Atomic Testing Museum. Core funding for the History Institute has been contributed by The Annenberg Foundation.
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