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RSVP: The Korean Policy Institute on Izzy Stone’s classic, MRP’s first ever book

MAY 31, 6 PM ET
The Hidden History of the Korean War
A live, virtual event hosted by The People’s Forum

Join us for a discussion co-hosted by the Korea Policy Institute’s Christine Hong and Martin Hart-Landsberg as they talk with the writers of the book’s new introduction, Tim Beal and Gregory Elich, and broach some fascinating questions:

*How does a divided Korea boost US militarism in the region, and globally, to this day?
*With the continuation of the war to this day, what have been the costs of division for Koreans?
*How is the book a “master class” in how to

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