Menu Bar

Home           Calendar           Topics          Just Charlestown          About Us
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Sunday, December 18, 2011

When it comes to dark skies, we'll never be able to compete with North Korea

In announcing the death yesterday of Kim Jong-Il, Slate republished Christopher Hitchens's February 2010 column on the North Korean regime, in which he linked to a satellite image of the Korean peninsula at night. As Hitchens describes it, North Korea "is an area of unrelieved darkness. Barely a scintilla of light is visible even in the capital city." Truly something to aspire to.