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Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Help North Korea by helping North Korea
I totally agree with Nicholas Kristof on what we need to do with North Korea. Precisely because of our isolationist policies, these people do not know of the freedom and quality of life that comes with democracy, and therefore blindly support their Dear Leader's totalitarian government because it provides their meager subsistence.
As Kristof argues, we need to "[drag] North Korea into the family of nations". Communicate with them directly. Open up their economy. Then will we be able to productively address the country's human rights abuses and nuclear ambitions. And hopefully, eventually, the citizens will see that the world is leaving them behind, and will demand a new government.