Photo of the Week: Peace and Quiet on the 38th Parallel
May 02, 2018
North and South Korea began dismantling loudspeakers along their shared border this week (pictured above, in Paju South Korea). It’s an easy show of goodwill after the two sides agreed to silence cross-border propaganda broadcasts and halt leaflet drops during last week’s historic meeting between North and South. Cynics will note that South Korea’s speakers have fallen quiet before, only to resume blaring southern propaganda and K-pop following a North Korean nuclear test in 2016. Signal prefers to take the positive view: For now, at least, people on both sides of the world’s most dangerous border can enjoy some peace and quiet.