Talk:Robert A. Lewis

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While Robert A. lewis has since passed away, I think we should atleast show some modicum for the dead by not insinuating that they were, in the words of the unsourced paragraph "drunk on national television" because he wasn't going to get a "fat check" for his participation. SiberioS (talk) 22:38, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

It's definitely sourced. It's in Hiroshima by John Hersey. Read it. The Slowphase (talk) 03:56, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

"Troubled"[edit]

Within the page is an unsourced statement "...tried to portray Lewis as a troubled man, but it was never the case." This is inconsistent with "Defending the Indefensible: A Meditation on the Life of Hiroshima Pilot Paul Tibbets, Jr." by Peter J. Kuznick here. Kuznick writes;

After the war, Lewis worked briefly as a pilot and then became a manager for a candy company. Though he, too, believed that the bombings hastened the end of the war and saved lives, he said, “I can’t get it out of my mind that there were women and children and old people in that mess.”[155] He especially feared what would happen if nuclear bombs were ever used again. He warned, “If we were forced into a situation where nuclear weapons were used, there wouldn’t be much of a world left.” He understood, “There is no conscience to a bomb like that. It’s overkill, overkill, overkill.” In later life, he took up sculpture. Among his prized creations was one of a mushroom cloud.[156]

Specific sources are cited at the end of Kuznick's article. Seems appropriate to adjust the page to, at least, be neutral about Lewis' state of mind; the basic facts of his This Is Your Life appearance can stand on their own. Or tangible sourcing that would help substantiate "it was never the case" is welcome. Dmoore5556 (talk) 03:06, 9 July 2017 (UTC)