[Marxism] The effect of sanctions on North Korea

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Oct 3 11:01:02 MDT 2007

(From Stephen Gowans)

Tim Beal and Don Borrie challenge the view that north Korea’s recent 
economic difficulties are attributable to mismanagement, pointing to new 
sanctions as the likely cause of economic contraction after seven 
consecutive years of growth.

One of the advantages of sanctions for US foreign policy, they write, is 
that its effects, “those malnourished babies - can be blamed on the 
Koreans, which in turn is produced as evidence that the sanctions are 
desirable and necessary.”


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