Monthly Archives: January 2017

It’s never too late

“I think I wasted my first 50 years of my life. It is a great loss to me as a human being. I want to spend the rest of my life meaningfully.”

— Thae Jong Ho

 

High-ranking North Korean defector says ‘Kim Jong Un’s days are numbered’

The diplomat’s decision to defect from a regime he had spent his whole life defending didn’t happen overnight. Instead, his misgivings had been simmering for two decades, even as he went around Europe espousing the superiority of the North Korean system.

 

Mother Russia

Leon Hader’s 2014 essay in The American Conservative and the discussions following in the comments section give insight into current political winds, divides stirring debate in America:

The Right’s Putin Problem

The counterintuitive argument that Putin should be considered a hero of American conservatives probably originated with the founder of this magazine who asked last year whether in “the culture war for mankind’s future,” Russian President Vladimir Putin was “one of us,” speculating that the former member of the Soviet Communist Party and ex-KGB agent was, well, a paleoconservative.