One of FDR’s Great Evils

Bionic Mosquito

, by Herbert Hoover

The demand
of unconditional surrender hung heavy over the Second World War;
the term played a leading role in the buildup to the use of the
atomic bomb by the United States against Japan. I have written about
this in a review of another book, The
Decision To Use the Atomic Bomb
, by Gar Alperovitz. The
review can be found here.

From my review
of AlperovitzÂ’ work, I quote the following:

During 1945,
and especially after Germany was defeated, Japan made many overtures
looking for a path to surrender. Japan did this directly to the
U.S., and also through various other diplomatic channels. Additionally,

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