December 14, 2013

South Korea's Chomskyite Flunkies

Sung-Yoon Lee, Asia Times

The Associated Press

South Korea's left may frequently echo North Korea’s party line. However, when it comes to flunkeyism, toadying up to famous Americans is something that the purportedly self-reliant, purge-prone, perennially aid-dependent Pyongyang has yet to descend to. And that puts the South's America-bashing-but-America-dependent left in a category of one, on a par with America’s America-bashing Chomskyites protected by their basic freedoms, and substantially below North Korea’s America-bashing communists protected by their undefiable orthodoxy.

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TAGGED: Korea, South Korea, North Korea


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