I have just found out that an edition of The Republican War on Science is coming out in South Korea, and I have to write an introduction to it. I’m supposed to address the book to South Koreans, and obviously I should say something about the central issue of embryonic stem cell research–but beyond that, I’m at a loss. I don’t know anything about how the South Korean government relates to science, for example. I know enough to know that many South Koreans are concerned about the state of affairs in the U.S., but I doubt that’s enough to really write an authentic introduction. I am suddenly feeling my very deficient grasp of the state of affairs in another part of the world where I have never visited (guess I should have tried harder to go to the World Cup in 2002 in Seoul). Any and all suggestions would be helpful.
P.S.: Don’t mean to make it sound like a chore that I have to do this–I am extremely psyched that there will be a South Korean edition of the book. But, at the same time, I’m a bit clueless about how to approach writing an introduction to it….