Tuesday, July 30, 2013
History Intrigue for July
By Rick Morris
Welcome to our tenth 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, which 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 Toronto Star, how the 1948 London Olympics helped to bring some normalcy to a shaken, post-WW II world.
^ From the American Conservative, examining how the new Copperhead movie portrays the ‘60s antiwar movement – the 1860s antiwar movement, that is.
^ From World Standards, how some countries came to be ones who drove on the left and some came to be ones who drove on the right.
^ From Asia Times, an examination of what would have happened if North Korea won the Korean War outright.