Monthly Archives: April 2013

Freedom of Information Smacked

In my earlier post I laid out my basic thesis: Tribalism – Violence = Confucianism This is the first of 7 in-depth posts that analyze Korea against the characteristics that, according to professor Steven Dutch, are common to tribal “honor” based … Continue reading

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Tribalism 2.0

Over the past 6 months – both in the run-up to moving and since arrival – I’ve learned a lot about myself, Korea, and my relationship to it. The most important source of information was the blog of now-retired UW … Continue reading

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Land of the Morning Wood

Korean society has a big problem with prostitution. Don’t have time to detail all my thoughts right now, but some data: The Korea Times reported this year that Korean men comprise the “No. 1 source of demand for child sex … Continue reading

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Me and the Nukes

Apparently there’s some stuff going on in the news about North Korea.  I don’t really follow local news, I find it about as drearily dull as analyses of how Nick Clegg stole David Cameron’s thunder in his bid to unseat … Continue reading

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