Rodney Dangerfield and Literature

Some Prof from Hankuk argues that:

The relatively low status of language specialists in Korea has had significant ― and readily observed ― consequences in everyday life.

and those consequences are bad.

I have to say he does a pretty good job of light Korean-baiting both by explicitly comparing Korea to Japan’s relative success and arguing that one of the bad consequences is that Korea is handicapped in the race for the Nobel Prize in Literature (a recurring motif for Korean literateurs).