Modern Korea: Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace?
South Korean tourists tour the Demilitarized one !DM" as South Korean soldiers in the rear and #orth Korean soldiers in the fore$round $uard the Korean %order. !Photo: http:&&'''.flickr.com&photos&yeo'atzup&()*+,*-*)&"/he Demilitarized one !DM"0 the -km 'ide %uffer zone separatin$ #orth and South Korea is anythin$ %ut demilitarized. Both countries are still technically at 'ar0 the ceasefire and armistice that ended the fi$htin$ 'ere ne1er follo'ed 'ith a formal peace treaty. /he 2oint3Security 4rea is a ro' of %lue and 'hite huts straddlin$ the Military Demarcation Line di1idin$ the peninsula 'here armistice talks continue to this day.
“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”
– eor!e "r#ell (ori!inall$ %ric rth'r lair (orn *'ne 2+, -./0 died *an'ar$ 2, -+.)),1rom his noel
(p'lished in *'ne -3-)