October 13, 2003 by AK
If You Were President, What Would You Do About North Korea?, asks a Tacitus blogger, and suggests, among other things, that “[l]ike Michael Ledeen covers Iran, we need (insert prominent name here) to keep North Korea on the forefront.” Ledeen has covered pretty much every place in that part of the world, but not so much as a reporter as an adept of his own political theories. The value of having North Korea covered by someone whose verdict is known in advance — “Invade!” — is somewhat dubious. The point of coverage is providing information, not only opinions, and it seems that there is some unmet demand for information on the Democratic People’s Republic. One link I’d recommend is to this site maintained by two Russian professors, one of whom is teaching in South Korea, and the other in Australia.
Also, you may want to check out a discussion tangential to this at LanguageHat.
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