Republican Reading for the Day

…is on YouTube. ¬†And the online essays on the meaning of the 100th anniversary (today!) of the Chinese republic by Jottings from the Granite [or was it ‘Gangster’?] Studio and the reliably reactionary Global Times, the latter of which audaciously bids “Farewell to the Revolutionary Complex.” Speak, Memory! Continue reading Republican Reading for the Day

Thoughts on the Great North Korean Rebellion

Recent posts by Joshua Stanton at One Free Korea prompted me to do some thinking about the prospects of a “hard landing” for North Korea, or the notion that somehow popular discontent leads to an anti-regime upheaval. It seems likely that the 150-day campaign, which may have been meant to provide at least minimal claims of achievement for a (now-in-remission) move to crown a successor, … Continue reading Thoughts on the Great North Korean Rebellion