The Candlelight Revolution three years ago brought hope for South Korea's ailing democracy. Moon Jae-in, who came into power then, has dashed that expectation.
S. Korea's democratization is remembered through a few big names, mostly men. But there are many more who fought without being remembered.
A growing number of conservatives are competing against the anti-Park Geun-hye protests by holding their own "Taegeukgi Rally" to "defend democracy."
Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon is in Korea, dutifully performing certain political rituals in a sign that presidency is still very much a feudal institution.
I am of the opinion that South Korea’s current climate of repression will continue to worsen over the next two years in the run-up to the Dec. 2017 presidential election. But I hope that this government will choose to continue its course of constructive engagement with the media and writers of all stripes.