torsdag 3. mars 2016

Carrots or sticks to take on North Korea?

The edition of The Korea Times of 17 February was not a triumph of the headline writer's art."Park vows to change N. Korea with sticks", it shouted in big, bold letters. President Park of South Korea would use sticks to beat North Korea into submission, a reader unused to metaphor might have inferred. What was actually being alluded to, of course, was that the day of the carrot was over. Carrots were limp as promoters of change. Read more