Thursday, May 05, 2005

The Darkness of Dystopia

Christopher Hitchens calls North Korea a slave state and it's hard to disagree with that assertion. But what really caught my attention was his link to this map of the Korean peninsula. While the south is a blaze of lights at night, up north across the DMZ there's nothing but pitch black. Who knew satellite imagery could be such an effective metaphor for the darkest of human dungeons?