In which Pak Kim Li and Erich Weingartner discuss who is to blame for the stalled 6-Party Talks in the fall of USelection year 2008. (First published in CanKor Report 305-306, 25 April 2008.)
Erich Heinz Weingartner: So it looks like we’re back at square one.
Pak Kim Li: Not square one.
EHW: The Six-Party Talks are stalled; North and South Korea are trading insults again…
PKL: You Westerners have a strange concept of time.
EHW: Yes, so you told me before. We’re linear and you Asians are circular. “Square one” is a game metaphor — specifically the game “Monopoly”, where you can be penalized and sent back to the beginning of the game.
PKL: It’s a bad metaphor for where we are now.
EHW: Alright, let’s do it your way: “What goes around comes around.” Same difference. Read the rest of this entry »