Interested in North Korea?

So is Jasper Becker (author of The Chinese), and he’s written a new book about the insanities of the world’s oddest country. You won’t want to miss this creepy article, which makes you wonder just how long Kim Jong Il can get away with his insanities.

Update: Is something dramatic happening in North Korea? Seems like some public buildings are removing photos of Dear Leader! Strange. Developing….

The Discussion: 4 Comments


November 15, 2004 @ 7:39 pm | Comment

Just so happens there’s a blog devoted to North Korea, and they’re all over the disappearing portraits story.

November 16, 2004 @ 11:47 am | Comment

Maybe they’re taking them in for an airbrushing.

November 16, 2004 @ 6:17 pm | Comment

Strange Doings in the Hermit Kingdom

Curious: Some portraits of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il have been removed from buildings in the country, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported Tuesday, citing an unidentified diplomat. [. . . .] [A] North Korea-based diplomat [said] that guests at…

November 18, 2004 @ 4:02 am | Comment

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