You and the Atomic Bomb

TitleYou and the Atomic Bomb
Publication TypeNewspaper Article
Year of Publication1945
AuthorsOrwell, George
Issue Date19 October 1945

This article by the writer George Orwell (1903-1950) was originally published by the Tribune on October 19, 1945 within two months after atomic bombs were dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan by the only country ever to have used them to kill people and destroy cities, viz., the U.S.A. Orwell had written enough about the same (re: A. Bomb) but this particular piece was exceptional for the insights it shared about the world dispensation that lay ahead in the age of atomic weaponry. In addition, it was clear that the groundwork for his novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four had been completed by this writing. The article became path breaking because Orwell used as one of the first the term "Cold War" for the future international  postwar climate.

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