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Among the Dead Cities by A.C. Grayling
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Jun 10, 11

Read from June 06 to 07, 2011

Grayling makes a powerful moral argument against the area bombing conducted by the RAF in Germany and the USAAF in Japan, putting the events in the context of their time while still concluding the campaigns were immoral. A very thought provoking work, and I realize I've become increasingly sympathetic to the plight of the civilians in the cities since becoming a father. There's an absolutely haunting photograph of a small child's body in Hamburg, with another immolated corpse still clutching him or her tightly.

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