- 17 Apr 13
The current situation in North Korea has echoes of the lead-up to World War I...
Barbara Tuchman was one of the great American historians of the 20th century. I was reminded of her by the current goings-on in Korea. The North Koreans have announced they are at war and have authorised their army to attack the US. The Chinese have been meeting diplomats and expressing “serious concern” and the Americans are saying they wouldn’t be surprised if North Korea launched some form of attack.