Talk:Harry Truman

From RationalWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Do we have nothing else to say about the man beyond the funny picture? He was president for almost eight years, for crying out loud. Wehpudicabok [話] [変] 07:43, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

I'm starting to wonder how many articles about historical politicians we actually need. I think we don't need to say much about politicians whose policies and legacy isn't part of present day political debate. For instance Eisenhower is still cited as an example of a moderate republican. Is anything similar done with Truman? SophieWilderModerator 08:35, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
Well, I'd imagine that the decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan would count as relevant; I still hear people debating that today, regarding both the intrinsic morality of the decision and its repercussions in the Cold War. I do agree that historical figures are only on-mission if they're part of current debate. Wehpudicabok [話] [変] 08:50, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
Seconding Wehpudicabok's opinion. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 08:51, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
We already have Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki which is fairly good on covering the morality of the bombings. SophieWilderModerator 09:21, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
Well, that is a good point. I guess we can write on that page, and if other topics about Truman come up over time, we can give him an article then. Wehpudicabok [話] [変] 07:22, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
Tried to veto the Taft–Hartley Act, advocated for universal health care, Executive Order 9981, the Marshall Plan/Berlin airlift, the formation of Israel, the firing of McArthur (sparking debate on civilian control of the military)... Osaka Sun (talk) 07:35, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
Damn you, Osaka, for refuting my position. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 07:45, 21 August 2013 (UTC)