Nash speaks at Chautauqua on presidential power and ethics

September 12, 2012

Phil Nash, associate professor of history at Penn State Shenango, recently spoke at the Chautauqua Institution during its summer interfaith theme on "The Ethics of Presidential Power." Nash discussed the historical context and ethical judgment surrounding the use of the atomic bomb at the end of World War II in a lecture titled “Truman and the Ethics of the Bomb.” Nash touched on the already brutal conditions of the war to that point, the position of the newly appointed president, the moral conflict with which Truman was ultimately challenged, and how lessons from that challenge can be used to guide governments and leaders today.

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Last Updated September 12, 2012