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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Kim Dae Jung Born 1925. Korean politician and president of South Korea (1998-2003). He won the 2000 Nobel Peace prize.


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  • Bush, with unforgettable irony, called Kim Dae Jung "naive" and negated the Sunshine Policy in its entirety, marginalizing Kim.

    Mary Wald: Kim Dae Jung: A Hero for Peace

  • At the other end of the spectrum, key Asian leaders such as Kim Dae Jung have spoken of an Asian version of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE).

    Foreign Policy In Focus

  • Shortly after Mr. Kim and his boss, the late Hwang Jong-yop, defected in 1997, Kim Dae Jung was elected in the South and the two defectors were effectively silenced for a decade.

    Kim Jong II's Nuclear Resolve

  • By doing so, Washington encouraged Kim Dae Jung, who succeeded Kim Young Sam as South Korea's leader, to give crucial assistance.

    Jimmy Carter Goes To Pyongyang--Again

  • “In 1999 there was a bigger incident in the same place where 30 North Koreans died and 70 were wounded, and the North Koreans chose not to respond -- probably because Kim Dae Jung [who pursued reconciliation with the communists] was president, and they were making plans for the June 2000 summit.”

    North Korea analysts predict more ‘provocations’

  • Kim Dae Jung indeed supplied North Korea with as much as $500 million in order to secure the first inter-Korean summit in 2000.

    John Feffer: What Comes after Kim Dae Jung?

  • So far, both Kim Dae Jung and Roh Moo Hyun had represented the left side of South Korea's political spectrum.

    John Feffer: What Comes after Kim Dae Jung?

  • Kim Dae Jung always viewed the process as a 20-year effort, at minimum, and he didn't try to oversell the project.

    John Feffer: What Comes after Kim Dae Jung?

  • But Kim Dae Jung treated North Koreans as humans, not the horned monsters of the old Cold-War literature, and North Korea acknowledged this important shift.

    John Feffer: What Comes after Kim Dae Jung?

  • As for appeasement, this engagement policy gathered steam after North Korea had weathered its famine of the mid-1990s, so Kim Dae Jung did not prevent the North from collapsing.

    John Feffer: What Comes after Kim Dae Jung?


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