South Korea: Back to Normal

When South Korea's Strongman General Park Chung Hee seized power 15 months ago, he embarked on a harsh, puritanical crusade with the startling goal of "remaking Korean man." Park and his military junta jailed gamblers and black-market "businessmen," executed smugglers; taxi dancers were shunned as "decadent" and some 40,000 bureaucrats were slashed from the government payrolls as "too old, too inefficient, too insubordinate, or too opportunistic." Park shut down brothels and made the shapely hustlers pledge that they would lead a "decent life," and then sent them off to rehabilitation schools....

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