The Pundit

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Ambitious Washington pundit Peter Peters is an expert on everything, even things he’s never heard of before. His slick media appearances put him on the fast track…until one of his interviews blows up in his face. Written by John Feffer Directed by Doug Krehbel Starring John Feffer as the pundit, with Matthew Ancarrow, Sean Coe, Anthony...
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South Korea: Stuck in the 20th Century?

South Korea is at the cutting edge of global technology. It is one of the most wired countries, and its biggest cities have the fastest Internet connections in the world. Whether it’s cell phones or genetic engineering, Korean scientists and companies set the pace. Korean culture, too, is thoroughly up to date, from K-pop sensations like Rain to blockbuster movies like “Old Boy”. In many...
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The Limits of Information in North Korea

If North Koreans simply knew more about the world outside – or received more accurate information about their own society – they would transform their country. This is an operating assumption behind much of the policy thinking in Washington and Seoul. Both governments pour money into radio stations that beam information into North Korea. Civil society activists, perhaps impatient with the...
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The 250

In March 1990, I entered East Germany for the start of nearly seven months of travel throughout Eastern Europe. In my backpack, I carried an early version of a laptop and a cutting-edge portable printer. I had a simple agenda: talk to people, write reports, and send them back to my employers by snail mail. Dramatic changes had taken place in the fall of 1989. The Berlin Wall had fallen....
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