Volume 5, Issue 1
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By: Chris Kruckenberg
Despite the cessation of active hostilities on the Korean Peninsula over 60 years ago, there has never been a peace treaty to officially end the Korean War. The Korean Armistice was meant to be temporary, but has become semi-permanent in the decades since. Critics claim the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, also known as North Korea) has held up the peace process over this time, but no party is innocent regarding the lack of success transitioning to a peace regime. To fully understand the unsuccessful attempts to move forward, and how this paralysis might be addressed, it is important to recognize how the historical context has shaped the current situation and thwarted all serious efforts at peace on the Peninsula.
By: Moustafa Bayoumi (Penguin Books 2008, 290 Pages)
By Kaylee Myhre Errecaborde
We were nearly two weeks out from the elections before I bravely picked up the phone to make contact with my family and friends from the other side. If you were like me, you probably practiced some serious avoidance tactics in attempts to ignore the huge orange elephant in the room. My mom asked me how I was in a tone that rang half sympathetic, half pitying. She knew how upset I was.
By: Barbara Crosby
Citizens want honest politicians, interpreted as those who do not lie or cheat us. Yet politics, as does any social interaction, requires a certain degree of truth-withholding, evasion, and yes, lying.