I really like Manhattan and hope it gets renewed, although I am not terribly optimistic. I think what the show has done a wonderful job of showing the Army's draconian methods of protecting the security of the Manhattan Project. From the perspective of our 21st Century sensibilities, much of what was done, for example concealing the lethality of being exposed to radiation, seems horrible. The show makes clear, though, that the stakes could not have been higher. An example of this is that the famously liberal Roosevelt administration had thousands of Japanese Americans rounded up and confined. Those were scary times and a lot of what to us seems awful went on because those in charge were deeply afraid that if they acted less decisively, their "softness" might result in the war being lost. This is just one more example of the truth of the old adage, "Foresight is veiled and dim but hindsight is always 20/20."
Last edited by gwsat; 09-03-2014 at 01:21 PM.