We'll be joined by two guest contributors at Ricochet this week, the first of whom may be familiar to many of you, as this will be her second visit to the site.
Melanie Kirkpatrick is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and a veteran of the Wall Street Journal, where she spent nearly 30 years -- time that included a decade with the paper's Asian edition, a longtime membership on the Journal's editorial board, and the role of Deputy Editor of the editorial page from 2006 to 2009. During her time there, she was also co-editor of several editions of the Index of Economic Freedom, published annually by the Journal and the Heritage Foundation.
A graduate of Princeton and the University of Toronto (where she received her master's degree in English), Melanie's latest visit to Ricochet coincides with the release of her new book, Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia's Underground Railroad, a chronicle of the brave souls who attempt to flee the hermit kingdom that is by turns harrowing and hopeful.
We look forward to her rare insights on perhaps the most secretive state on the planet and what can be done to help its beleaguered people. Please welcome Melanie to Ricochet.