May 28, 2023

The good old days? Misplaced nostalgia for the Sunshine Policy

Those who want a return to the days of rapprochement have short memories

When the Sunshine Policy was first championed by the Kim Dae-jung administration, it was presented as the only alternative to war, and those who questioned the wisdom or the efficacy of the policy were often accused of being warmongers. 

Never mind the fact that every single military provocation that occurred since the Korean War had been initiated by North Korea, or the fact that the alternative to appeasement is not outright war.