Hack #3


Dr. Putman talked about in his lectures about the atomic bomb. The words “atomic” and “bomb” had such a bad connotation that people needed to create new ways of avoiding the reality. At first, they had three different reactions: anxiety, fear, and elation. It was nerve-racking to think that they could be bombed however, they were happy that it ended the war. Since there was so much fear around it, they had new hopes for it. For example, they believed that it could have positive developments in making in atomic cars and more. The phrase “you’re the bomb” is another way of making Americans feel positive about the atomic bomb.


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