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Protestants protest: South Korea’s church militant

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Korea/MC09Dg01.html Long ago, maybe around 1994, I took a slow train from Pusan – or Busan, if you insist – to Seoul. (No KTX bullet train in those days; though that’s been having its problems lately.) It was October, and … Continue reading

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For the Kims, the weakest link is family

By Aidan Foster-Carter http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Korea/LJ22Dg01.html I’m a sociologist, by discipline. Or indiscipline, do I hear you sneer? True, my subject has its share of what one eminent sociologist, Garry Runciman, has called ”attitude and platitude”. Plenty of obfuscating jargon, too. Nor … Continue reading

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Finally, laid to rest in Pyongyang

By Michael Rank http://atimes.com/atimes/Korea/KH14Dg01.html LONDON – There can be no lonelier grave anywhere on Earth. Amid fields close to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, lie the remains of Flight Lieutenant Desmond Hinton, a British fighter pilot who flew for the … Continue reading

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