Thursday, February 8, 2018

North Korea holds its fake parade as Winter Olympics start; Cato scholar calls DPRK a "communist monarchy"



Doug Bandow of the Cato Institute writes “What I Learned inNorth Korea”, based on his visit in June, 2017 (which I thought had been banned then).  Bandow characterizes North Korea as a “communist monarchy”, maybe the only one in the world. But surprisingly the quasi-elite do have some actual businesses in Pyongyang, and there is some customer service in the hotel.

  
North Korea, by the way, held its parade today (JoshuaBerlinger, CNN) . Were some or most of the missiles fake?
  
The Matt Bai writes in Yahoo! that President Trump is bringing back a Cold War, McCarthyism mentality from 1953, about the time of Eisenenhower (who believed in UFO’s, after Roswell). But some of my writing (about the Vietnam era draft) reflects that attitude.

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