Learning Pod Discussion (Mandatory): UCM on Cold War Insecurity: Death of a Diplomat
You are responsible to read all of the information in the following top tabs and corresponding side tabs as well as the primary documents associated with each one: Home (Welcome); Murder by Slander (Introduction); Background (all side tabs and primary documents); Cold War/Hot War (all side tabs and primary documents); In Pursuit of Norman (all side tabs and primary documents); Aftermath (all side tabs and primary documents).
Please use the following questions to guide your investigation/analysis of the Norman Great Canadian Mystery:
Was Norman guilty of being a Soviet spy? Why? Why not? Evidence?
How did the context of China and the Cold War contribute to the charges against Norman?
How much did systems of government in Canada and the US contribute to the Cold War climate?
What was the role of McCarthyism? Was it a successful way of dealing with threats to National Security?
Did Norman’s death represent justice served or a terrible tragedy? How would you deal with “internal threats” in a time of “war”?
Do you think this kind of event could/should happen again?