Happy Birthday, Kim Il-sung

April 13th, 2013

By Dan Miller Well, sorta. Maybe it will be his last, but I wouldn’t count on it. Kim Il-sung was born (it is written and may even be true) on April 15, 1912. There are over 500 statues of Kim Il-sung in North Korea. The most prominent are at Kim Il-sung University, Kim Il-sung Stadium, Mansudae Hill, Kim Il-sung […]


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Is the 1950 Korea Mess Relevant to the New Korean Mess?

April 6th, 2013

By Dan Miller Probably very little, beyond the differences. The North Korean invasion of South Korea began on June 25, 1950 when North Korean troops — many of them battle-hardened veterans of Mao’s fights against Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists — crossed the thirty-eighth parallel to invade South Korea, initially at the Ongjin Peninsula. They met with little […]


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Iraq and Vietnam

March 20th, 2013

By Jan Barry Nearly 6 years ago, I shared these thoughts as part of a panel discussion at The New School university in New York City, on May 10, 2007… Much of it still applies as Americans mark the 10th anniversary of invading Iraq. They are two different countries in different parts of the world. […]


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China, Iran and North Korea – A Radioactive Stew

March 13th, 2013

By Dan Miller It’s being prepared for our dinner. Should we eat it? How would it affect us and what should be done instead? Relations between China and North Korea seem, cosmetically, to be getting chillier. China joined the unanimous U.N. Security Council vote for sanctions in response to North Korea’s most recent nuke test. […]


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The Government’s in the Very Best of Paws

February 27th, 2013

By Dan Miller Recognizing his superior wisdom, President Obama has delegated all tasks that involve governing to First Dog Bo. Peace in our time is finally coming. Down, Barry! I’ve got work to do.


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