_, _, burning bright/in the forests of the night


We think of demilitarized zones (no, not the computer kind, the real ones like Cypriot Green Zones, the Korean DMZ and the Romulan and Klingon Neutral Zones) as many things: testing grounds for carcinogenic herbicides, graveyards, and so on. But this one caught me up short: DMZs as wildlife preserves? Wow.

Kind of gives a new spin to the phrase “The Asian Tigers,” doesn’t it?

The idea of converting a flashpoint to a park is a nice idea, but how will we protect the North Korean stadium spectacle as an art form should Korean reunification succeed?