The first shows the persistence of regionalism, in living color.
If I’m sitting in Pyongyang right now — and also, if I’m a malignant narcissist with a bloated army — I’m thinking the people who voted this way must be punished. One sense of ill foreboding has been replaced by another.
The second graphic is a newer, higher resolution image of the Koreas at night.
Don’t stop there. The full-resolution version is simply stunning.
So is it time for me to update my masthead image yet? Things have hardly changed in nearly 20 years. Aside from the fact that there are more lights on some parts of the Sea of Japan than on land in North Korea, it struck me that those fishermen in Chongjin sure do venture far out to sea at night. It must take days to get there. And even then, the lights on their boats are dimmer than those on the South Korean boats.