Uncategorized

World War II in East Asia

In East Asia, the thing we call “World War II” began three times with three surprise Japanese attacks, in three broad and bloody phases, each nastier and more intense — and shorter — than the prior one, all of them… Read More ›

Understanding the U.S.

Beginner America: To understand the U.S. at the beginner’s level, read David Halberstam, William Manchester and Stephen E. Ambrose for your histories, and then James A. Michener and James Fenimore Cooper for your novels. That’s a good place for beginners;… Read More ›

When I say “Seoul”

Seoul. Seoul is one side of a line of infinitesimal dots. Seoul is always having another human within 5 meters of you 24-hours-per-day: above you, in front of you, behind you, below you, to your sides, all in 3D. Seoul… Read More ›

Korean Rock

Korean Rock by Gregory C. Eaves March 2014 … … 1974: two bright lights of culture in the darkness Look out over Seoul today. The metropolis is vast. The neon is bright. Glass and steel abound. The urban sprawl stretches… Read More ›

Lincoln died today, 154-years-ago

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was shot yesterday 154-years-ago on April 14, 1865. He was 56-years-old. Lincoln’s death was Propaganda of the Deed. John Wilkes Booth (1838-1865), a Confederate sympathizer, was strongly opposed to the abolition of slavery. He did not see… Read More ›