Hiatus//Documentary Smorgasbord//Steven Chu for President in 2016

I’m on the two-day cusp of departing from Taipei for the beautiful work that awaits in Seattle, and am thus taking my annual last-week-of-July blogging vacation.  I would, in the meantime, like to recommend several fascinating sources for your delectation, enjoyment, and edification. Don’t miss: * C-Span’s panel discussions on the origins of the Korean War (particularly the remarks by the guest from London, and … Continue reading Hiatus//Documentary Smorgasbord//Steven Chu for President in 2016

Koreanist Schisms: Myers, Cumings, Hitchens(?)

Now that even Christopher Hitchens is writing about the new North Korea book by Brian Myers, people are paying attention.  For once, at least, new arguments are being presented in a monograph about North Korea.  (Would anyone seriously argue that the world needs another travel memoir about a visit to Pyongyang?)  Myers extends upon his idea of North Korea as a state constructed out of … Continue reading Koreanist Schisms: Myers, Cumings, Hitchens(?)