#71 – The World Set Free

#71 – The World Set Free

* In 1913, H. G. Wells wrote a book called The World Set Free * The novel begins: “The history of mankind is the history of the attainment of external power. Man is the tool-using, fire-making animal. . . . Always down a lengthening record, save for a set-back...
#70 – No Military Justification

#70 – No Military Justification

* The Potsdam declaration on Japan was tricky. * It was drafted while Churchill was still PM. * In fact it was probably one of the last things he did as PM. * But it was signed by Attlee. * Stalin had to be involved, but he couldn’t sign it because the U.S.S.R. was...