chapter  5
16 Pages

Nuclear memory 1

WithStefanie Fishel

Debating the utility and ethicality of nuclear weapons have often entered on the ‘unspeakability’ of nuclear war often drawing this silence from the apocalyptic power of nuclear technology. This can manifest itself in greater secrecy in policy decisions concerning nuclear technology and the phenomenon of ‘nuclear reclusion’ in the public realm. This chapter compares the memorialization of nuclear weapons in Japan and the United States, and explores how remembering the attack on Hiroshima from multiple viewpoints could lead us toward different policies or support more open debate about nuclear weapons and power.