Korea's Quiet Revolution: From Garrison State to Democracy

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Korea's Quiet Revolution: From Garrison State to Democracy

By Frank Gibney
Walker, 1992
212 pp. $24.95
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The author, both a journalist and businessman, has spent decades working and traveling in East Asia. He draws on his long personal experience in Korea to put the phases of Korea's rapid development in clear perspective while synthesizing history, economics, politics and personal experience. He is surely right in emphasizing that the growth of a newly stable democracy is the most significant development in Korea in the past decade even though it has been obscured by overemphasis on the Korean "economic miracle."