Hello Liberty Classroom Faculty,
This question concerns Hunt Tooley’s second lecture on WWII and the Atomic Bomb.
My little sister is taking an American history course as a freshman in high school. Right now, she is preparing for a debate on whether or not dropping the atomic bomb was moral. Most of the people I know think the bombing was “okay”, but luckily (in my opinion) my sister is on the team holding that it was immoral.
I have checked out several books from our local library to help her research the bombings: Children of Hiroshima, Children of the A-Bomb (first person accounts of children in the bombed cities, both compiled by the same person), The Great Decision, Hiroshima, and No High Ground.
But I also listened to part of Hunt Tooley’s lecture covering the end of WWII, hoping to find some information about the bombings, but they weren’t covered very much.
Could you put in your two cents about what you think of the bombings and the morality of using the bombs?