[KS] South Korea's Rollback of Democratic Rights
mm at mmaass.net
Wed May 6 11:17:40 EDT 2009
Dear Prof. Katsiaficas,
You make a good point, asking for proof from Mr. Burgeson., and I second
that. However, in order to avoid double-standards, I's suggest you might
also provide the list with more 'meat' than an arguably one-side
news-clipping. For what's it worth, I find it a bit one-side to align
yourself with one side (by posting the news item without further comment)
and then shoot down the counter-argument by setting higher standards.
We might want to keep the discussion, I'd suggest, on the 'journalistic
level,' for all, or limit it to a discussion that requires scientific
I, for one, can live with different opinions quite well, and would welcome
an open discussion where people can present their reasonable viewpoints
without prior extended trips to the library.
From: koreanstudies-bounces at koreaweb.ws
[mailto:koreanstudies-bounces at koreaweb.ws] On Behalf Of george katsiaficas
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 2:57 PM
To: jsburgeson at yahoo.com, Korean Studies Discussion List; J.Scott Burgeson
Subject: Re: [KS] South Korea's Rollback of Democratic Rights
Scott calls for "further research and investigation before drawing any final
conclusions" about individuals holding a press conference being arrested en
I am all for further research and in that spirit, I would like to know the
factual basis for Scott's assertion that "these same individuals attacking
"violent crackdowns" by the police and calling for a "guarantee (of) the
freedom to assemble and demonstrate" had physically hijacked the stage of
the Hi Seoul Festival at City Hall on the previous Saturday night."
Evidently Scott has some inside information that can name specific
individuals who held the press conference(s) and were arrested being the
same individuals present a week before at a different location.
Scott, please provide us with the names and/or other research you've done to
draw your conclusion.
> From: "J.Scott Burgeson" <jsburgeson at yahoo.com>
> Reply-To: <jsburgeson at yahoo.com>, Korean Studies Discussion List
> <koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws>
> Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 21:25:53 -0700 (PDT)
> To: Korean Studies Discussion List <koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws>
> Subject: Re: [KS] South Korea's Rollback of Democratic Rights
> I suggest further research and investigation before drawing any final
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