Nationalism: A Key to Expression
Discovering the power of nationalism through the comparison of the South Korean and North Korean societies.
By Minkwan Seo, Senior at Tenafly High School
July 27th is a day unwittingly forgotten by many Koreans, or rather a day memorized as the opening day of the 2012 London Olympics. Well, the purpose of posting this essay on Carnegie Council’s Blog is not to talk about the Olympics – it’s about a more…Continue
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