#213 – Advancing In A Different Direction

#213 – Advancing In A Different Direction

Back to the Korean War and the Battle of Chosin Reservoir aka Lake Changjin. China and the UN/ROK forces fight in freezing cold temperatures. Well, when I say “fight”, I mean the UN forces were “advancing in a different direction”. There something secret here that...
#213 – Advancing In A Different Direction

#212 – Taiwan Part 4

This is part four of our recent chat about the history of China and Taiwan with James Shone, a teacher who has lived and worked in Taiwan for over a decade. Don’t forget to check out his new podcast about the history of Taiwan. data-episode-id="974988"...
#213 – Advancing In A Different Direction

#211 – Fugitives by Danny Orbach

Dr. Danny Orbach is an Associate professor in general history and East Asian studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His new book, Fugitives, is a history of Nazi mercenaries during the Cold War. data-episode-id="968745" data-theme="light" data-height="190"...
#213 – Advancing In A Different Direction

#210 – Taiwan Part 3

This is part three of our recent chat about the history of China and Taiwan with James Shone, a teacher who has lived and worked in Taiwan for over a decade.  Don’t forget to check out his new podcast about the history of Taiwan. data-episode-id="968701"...
#213 – Advancing In A Different Direction

#209 – Taiwan Part 2

Part two of our recent chat with James Shone about Taiwan. Don’t forget to check out his new podcast about the history of Taiwan. data-episode-id="962099" data-theme="light" data-height="190" data-enable-volume="true">There something secret here that only...
#213 – Advancing In A Different Direction

#208 – School’s In

We were recently invited by Paul Giordano, a listener of this show, to give a lecture to the kids studying the Cold War at EF Academy in NY where Paul is the Humanities Department Chair. We spoke for about 40 minutes then did some Q&A with the very bright kids in...
#213 – Advancing In A Different Direction

#207 – Taiwan Part 1

In 1949, the Kuomintang retreated from mainland China to the island of Formosa, now known as Taiwan. Ownership of Taiwan would become a major issue during the Cold War, and continues to be a cause of regional tensions, as well as China-US tensions, today. Joining us...
#213 – Advancing In A Different Direction

#206 – The Battle of Lake Changjin

The backdrop to the early stages of the Korean War was a US Presidential election which Truman was expected to lose. He also survived his second assassination attempt, this time by Puerto Rican nationalists. The first assassination attempt was by Zionist terrorists....
#213 – Advancing In A Different Direction

#205 – MacArthur’s Graveyard

Okay – no more foreplay. By early November 1950, Macarthur thought he had the Chinese scared and on the run and he continued his push to the Manchurian border, aka “the Home-by-Christmas Offensive”, assuring his troops they would all be home by Christmas. Little...
#213 – Advancing In A Different Direction

#204 – Mao’s Sejanus

For many years, China’s big bad had been the Kuomintang. As MacArthur and the US/UN forces continued to ignore their warnings about their occupation of North Korea, the USA very quickly became the new Chinese enemy number one. But not all of the Chinese leadership...