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Issues & Insights Vol. 09 – No. 05

Karl Marx, who wasn’t right about much, managed to get one thing right when he declared that things occur twice in history, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.  Both tragedy and farce have characterized our troubled relationship with the DPRK over the years.  Today, there are signs that a new tragedy in this relationship may be in offing, this time of Pyongyang’s making.