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Professor Nash Speaks at Chautauqua on "Truman and the Ethics of the Bomb"

9/5/2012 —

Dr. Phil Nash recently spoke at the Chautauqua Institution during its summer interfaith theme on "The Ethics of Presidential Power." Nash discussed the historical context and ethical judgment surrounding the use of the atomic bomb at the end of World War II in a lecture titled “Truman and the Ethics of the Bomb.” In his lecture, Nash touched on the already brutal conditions of the war to that point, the position of the newly appointed president, the moral conflict with which Truman was ultimately challenged, and how lessons from that challenge can be used to guide governments and leaders today.

Read the article written by The Chautauquan Daily. Also, check out his entire talk on YouTube.

http://chqdaily.com/2012/08/22/nash-as-with-a-bomb-drop-presidential-decisions-full-of-moral-gray-areas/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_R6zHUFdKg

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