Tuesday, October 10, 2006


I get the sense, as does Alan, that no one really knows what to do about North Korea.

I believe that this is largely due to the fact that the principles of governance in a representative democracy are ill-suited to the conduct of foreign affairs. Namely that the full range of information required to proper decision making simply cannot be made available to the public at large.

So we are left with the citizenry expressing their opinon on the basis of general principles while governments test what specific actions they can take while maintaining public support, legitimacy, and power.

Posted by Matthew @ 11:08 a.m.