#217 – Tarzan

#217 – Tarzan

The big question for the Pentagon was why the US collapsed so quickly. They could blame the winter and the mountains – but the Chinese had to contend with those as well. And the US wasn’t sure what their next move was. Truman wanted a quick settlement, but...
#217 – Tarzan

#216 – Not Their Best

As they are swiftly kicked out of Korea by Mao’s forces in December 1950, everyone seems to be angry at America. The Chinese, the North Koreans, the South Koreans, the British… even the Americans are angry at themselves. Because, like Mexico, they didn’t send their...
#217 – Tarzan

#215 – The Double Life of Katharine Clark

Today we’re talking to Katharine Gregorio, author of “The Double Life of Katharine Clark, The Untold Story of the American Journalist Who Brought the Truth about Communism to the West”. Clark was her great-aunt, a foreign correspondent who, while...
#217 – Tarzan

#214 – “Chinese Laundrymen”

MacArthur can feel victory slipping through his fingers in Korea. He was certain the Chinese had been scared off. He was very, very wrong. His choice lay between escalation or humiliation. There something secret here that only members can see. Probably an audio player...
#217 – Tarzan

#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...
#217 – Tarzan

#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"...