Political polarization in Korea and the U.S.
I spent two months in the U.S. in 2010. I was quite surprised to find that mass media were carrying reports and debates on the deep political polarization between conservatives and the liberals almost every day.
There was also a movement to reconcile the two forces, called “No Left. No Right. Forward.” However, the divisive trend has continued, as the ideological division among the presidential candidates within and between the Democratic and Republican Parties shows.
South Korean politics has been suffering from the same kind of polarization. Just as...