Thursday, August 16, 2012
History Intrigue for August
By Rick Morris
Welcome to our second version of this new feature in The FDH Lounge, entitled History Intrigue. We’re going to be flagging interesting-looking tidbits of a historical level. While part of this is just going to come from general web surfing, many links each time are courtesy of Real Clear History, who does a great job aggregating for this topic just like all the others in the Real Clear brand.
We always work to be class acts in our own aggregation, so we’ll always give a mention of the site involved in the link.
^ From the UK’s Daily Mail, how Winston Churchill waged a long, secret campaign to involve the US in World War II.
^ From StoryofPakistan.com, how the British colony of India was split into the countries of India and Pakistan in 1947.
^ From the Washington Post, how Social Security has evolved away from what FDR originally intended – for the worse.
^ From the Washington Times, how the Soviets were emboldened to build the Berlin Wall by JFK’s early stumbles.
^ From Commentary Magazine, how the conflict between Churchill and Gandhi had far-reaching implications for the 20th century.
^ From The American Conservative, how profound for the world were the implications of the American Revolution?