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South Korea’s first female president appeals to older generation

Many South Koreans feel a certain kinship with their new leader, Park Geun-hye, whose authoritarian father ruled the fledgling nation from 1961 to 1979. In an op-ed for the New York Times, journalist and novelist Suki Kim ponders why so many South Koreans have become nostalgic for an era marked by human rights abuses. She joins Worldview to discuss the new president.

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