Like most of us, I was born into and grew up in a world where The Bomb has always existed. When I was a child, its’ specter of flaming death, however quick, scared me. When I became an adult, I discovered my family’s intimate history with it. When the Soviet Union collapsed, The Bomb took a place on the back burner of my mind. Now, on the 72nd anniversary of the first use of Atomic Weapons on planet Earth, North Korea is rattling its’ nuclear saber. What lessons can we learn from the history of The Bomb?