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"Nobody wanted to pray, but each of us blessed the bomb without guilt, and Sarah chanted, 'Fission, fusion, critical mass'"
President Park has led Korea to spectacular economic growth, but under his regime the country remains a police state.
A stockbroker introduces his financial advisers, such sages as Billy the Shooter and Father Abraham and the wise Whispering Saul, who reminds us, “If you sit in on a poker game and don’t see a sucker, get up. You’re the sucker.”
When the greatest novel of the decade appears every six months . . . when major literary events happen every other week . . . when critics sound like publicists . . . what’s going on here, anyway?
Had the young black been caught with a loaded revolver? Or was the gun planted by the white policeman who made the arrest? The judge asked jurors to reason from the evidence; no one counted on the implacable weight of racial hostility.
Following the death last year of its patriarchal leader ,Kenya seems to he reaching out to a new, more activist role in Africa.