The death of Kim Jong-il has started some new conversations and reawakened some old ones. Among the latter are several leftist myths, including the notion that the Korean war was started by the South invading the North. Over the years more and more evidence has come to light that the opposite is the case.
For a fair-minded account, one should consult the book by John Lewis Gaddis on the Cold War, summarized at several places on the Internet.
Labels: Korea historiography