Just another quick look at how this is discussed, this being the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki...our bombing.*
I'm right now reading (among other books) Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving a Wider Audience, compiled by Shaun Usher.
Einstein's letter to Roosevelt, regarding uranium and its potential in bomb-making, is included. In caption for the letter, Usher writes that, due to Einstein's letter, "President Roosevelt created the Briggs Advisory Committee on Uranium, which slowly evolved to become the Manhattan Project, an enormous research project in which the Little Boy and Fat Man bombs were developed. It was these bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasake in 1945, killing over 200,000 people."
Here's another passive instance of the bombs coming into contact with the cities. These bombs "were dropped." I'm wondering if there is some kind of taboo regarding actually saying that the US dropped the bombs on these cities, these people.
I'm going to be paying particular attention to how attacks on us and attacks by us are characterized.
By the way, I love the book. I'll keep an eye out for it and buy it when I come across it.
I just seem to be noticing often, lately, how the US bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is written about. Not a critique of the book as a whole, of course, just something I'm paying attention to. (And, okay, yes, a criticism of how this particular entry is worded.)
* Our = US's. I know that's obvious, but I wanted to make it...more obvious?