Robert S. Boynton

  • Corps Values

    How did South Korea grow from one of the poorest countries in the world circa 1960 into the one that has the eleventh-largest economy today? The "Miracle on the Han" has been studied by economists in search of the secret sauce to apply to other impoverished and war-torn nations. Most agree that Korea's success stemmed from the authoritarian policies of Park Chung Hee, the general who came to power via a military coup in 1961 and was president until 1979, when he was assassinated. His playbook has been emulated by regimes around the world: an anticommunist government that keeps tight control of