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Earthdate 2003-01-13

South Korea vs. the North

In his blog, Clayton Cramer links to a powerful visual comparison of the two Koreas: a satellite photo of the peninsula at night.  The image (shown half scale below) speaks eloquently.

Of the plight of the enslaved and starving North Koreans, reduced to eating grass, I'm reminded of T. S. Eliot's memorable words (in Little Gidding, 1942):

And what the dead had no speech for, when living,
They can tell you, being dead; the communication
Of the dead is tongued with fire beyond
the language of the living.


 



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