Politics

Defector Testimonies in a Polarized Society: From Implausible Story to Political Controversy

By and | October 15, 2013

Nothing looms larger in the rear view mirror of South Korea’s democratic legacy than the South Jeolla Province city of Gwangju and the events that took place there in May 1980. That same democratization narrative was again abused in May 2013, this time along with some defector testimony of a most curious disposition.