[KS] Just a game? Homefront’s sick, stupid Korean invasion fantasy

afostercarter at aol.com afostercarter at aol.com
Wed Mar 30 08:46:52 EDT 2011

Dear friends and colleagues,

Many thanks to Stephen Epstein for sparking a most useful debate.
I fully share his concerns.

In perhaps parallel vein, I found myself similarly outraged by a new
video game. Am I over-reacting, or is this also reprehensible
and something which should concern the Koreanist community?
- not many of whom, I'd hazard, are familiar with this popular genre.
(And yes, Don, I know it's a free country.) See the first link below. 

Kind regards
Aidan FC

Aidan Foster-Carter
Honorary Senior Research Fellow inSociology & Modern Korea, Leeds University, UK

Recent articles, broadcasts and other activities on Korea(mostly):
29 March, 2011   I get all steamed up about a video nasty. Just a game? Homefront’ssick, stupid Korean invasion fantasy. At 38North:  http://38north.org/2011/03/homefront/
16 March              Lee versus Lee: A phoney war inSeoul  Asia Times Online
9 March                Korea's pulpit bullies take aim atIslam   Asia Times Online  http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Korea/MC09Dg01.html      (Not my choice of headline, whichwas “Protestants protest: South Korea’s church militant”)
4 March    North Koreans: Still hungry. Whocares?   AsiaTimes Online http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Korea/MC04Dg01.html

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