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December 27, 2002
Professor Kim finally decided not to participate in new government. He made his choice on the ground that truth is above power. Despite his own choice, he seems to retain a lingering desire for that. Having a tea time with us for over three hours, he chainsmoked heavily.

"Just give me, give me, give me the power. And I'll make them bleed. Give me, give me, give me the power. Although I'm just the common breed." Why power? Power for what? Doesn't he, an influential civil society theorist, really know that truth among lots of common people is real power?