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Tag: North Korea
  • Doug Bandow: North Korea, Nukes and Nuts

    North Korea, Nukes, and Nuts: is Kim Jong-un or Donald Trump the bigger threat? This was the question Doug Bandow sought to answer when he came to speak at the University of Alabama on Tuesday, September 19. Mr. Bandow is a senior fellow at the CATO Institute, specializing in foreign policy and civil liberty. The …

  • Vassar YAL trip to FEE

    The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) has been spreading the ideas of liberty from the decades when it seemed classical liberalism was only a remnant of a by-gone age. FEE is the long-time publisher of The Freeman, which first ran into scuffles with Vassar students in the 1950s. A group of students who are friendlier …

  • YAL @ IU Hosts Liberty in North Korea

    YAL @ Indiana University has ended its spring semester activities by hosting representatives from the group LiNK (Liberty in North Korea). Two individuals from the group traveled to IU and gave an informative and inspiring presentation to our audience over over twenty students! They spoke on the the challenges North Koreans are facing within their …

  • Comparing North and South Korea at the DMZ: A Video I Took This Month

    While visiting family and friends in Korea earlier this month, I had the quite eerie and haunting opportunity to visit the “demilitarized” border zone between North and South Korea, one of the most authoritarian regimes in the entire world, and one of the freest and strongest economies in Asia, respectively. Check out the contrast between …

  • The UN Still Doesn’t Get It

    The horrors of the North Korean totalitarian state are well documented. As expected, massive amounts of the North Korean populace are starving to death from years of brutal central-planning of the economy. The most interesting nugget from this article was the UN’s World Food Programme take on North Korea’s plight: North Korea faces its worst …

  • North Korean Camps

    Coming across this mini-documentary made me realize that  my idea of the brutality of the communist regime in North Korea was very inadequate.  It  covers just a few of the many terrible stories that are a part of daily life in  North Korea — stories of people eating rats( or whatever creature they can find …

  • US Dismisses Treaty To End Korean War

    I am a little surprised that Obama’s administration would reject this treaty. This inane conflict was initiated in 1950, but apparently the deaths of thousands of soldeirs and millions of civilians are still not enough to cease this unnessecary conflict.  Isn’t more than half a century enough of a long, sensless conflict for Washington? Us officials have …

  • How Christmas Is “Celebrated” In North Korea

    I know it’s a little late to discuss this article, but I think it’s a chilling reminder of how Communist, freedom hating societies tend to work. For most North Koreans, publicly celebrating Christmas (or any other religious holiday) is impossible because the government restricts all practice of religion  (even though the N. Korean Constitution declares otherwise). As …

  • North Korea wants direct peace talks

    The Wall Street Journal reports: A delegation of North Korean diplomats told New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson that Pyongyang was prepared for expansive disarmament talks with the Obama administration, but wants to talk directly instead of in the multicountry format Washington prefers. The comments made to Gov. Richardson Wednesday in New Mexico are the clearest …

  • Mixed Signals to North Korea

    As the small and poor communist nation continues to make its way toward developing a nuclear arsenal, State Department nominees and officials have clearly stated their absolute intolerance of such a situation: Speaking at his Senate confirmation hearing Kurt Campbell, the administration’s nominee for Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian affairs, declared that if …