Friday, October 13, 2006

A Korean history lesson

The underpublicized and underappreciated Tom Hull has a good series of posts up this week on the North Korean situation. Of special interest is his history of US-Korean relations from World War II up to and including the Korean War. In his essay, Hull quotes liberally from Joyce and Gabriel Kolko's The Limits Of Power: The World and United States Foreign Policy, 1945-1954. A lengthy read, but essential for those who want to understand further how we got to where we got to with the North Koreans.