Originally posted by CerebusWhat? Bin Laden, Gaddafi, now this douchbag... it's been a good year.
"Man is in fact nailed down - like Christ on the Cross - to a grid of paradoxes . . . he balances between the torment of not knowing his mission and the joy of carrying it out, between nothingness and meaningfulness. And like Christ, he is in fact victorious by virtue of his defeats."
Vaclav Havel, RIP 1936-2011.
The man we should be hearing about.
No, 2011 was a terrible year.
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If anyone is interested, I have a book recommendation about North Korea. I actually just a few days ago finished reading Nothing to Envy (The W at Amazon) by Barbara Demick, who was a reporter for the LA Times based in Seoul for several years (and is now the head of that paper's bureau in Beijing), and has interviewed tons of North Korean refugees in South Korea and China and reported extensively about life in North Korea. She focused primarily on a handful of refugees from the North in this book, describing their lives in the years surrounding Kim Il-Sung's death and Kim Jong-Il's rise to power.
Paul Wolfowitz admits that oil was a motivating factor in the Iraq war "Let's look at it simply. The most important difference between North Korea and Iraq is that economically, we just had no choice in Iraq. The country swims on a sea of oil.