Buy the Hype? (A GMAT Practice Essay)


One of Doug’s GMAT practice essays – this time, with the topic: “In order to understand a society, we must examine the contents of its museums and the subjects of its memorials. What a society chooses to preserve, display, and commemorate is the truest indicator of what the society values.”

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The Kim family legacy and the (possible) future of North Korea


Since the defeat of the Japanese in World War II, and the subsequent freeing of the Korean peoples, dispute has raged about how to rule the Korean peninsula.  After several years of open conflict, the two Koreas had seemed on a path of reunification and peace. In recent months, this seems to have evaporated completely.  [SEE THE … Continue reading

The Backdrop for the (Ongoing) Korean War


 The Korean War is heating up again.  The 1950-53 microcosm of the Cold War never truly ended, being resolved not with a peace treaty but with a cease fire. There have been several times over the years that things heated up, first under national founder Kim Il-Sung (The Great Leader), then under current national leader, Kim’s son … Continue reading

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