December 21, 2012

Korean Contrasts Starker than Ever

Peter Brookes, New York Post

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South Korea this week elected its first female president, Park Geun-hye, in a free and fair vote, while North Korea celebrated the one-year anniversary of the repressive reign of dictator Kim Jong-un.

Talk about a stark — and frightening — contrast.

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TAGGED: Kim Jong-un, Park Geun-hye, North Korea, South Korea


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