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Instead of a listlessly obedient classless society, they describe a rupture caused by the famine in the 90s between the regime ...  Read More

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But despite what we may have heard, the north korean people are not all happy with the leadership of dear leader kim jong un.

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I was a little surprised to read that if you knew who to bribe, then life could be a little better for your family than a l...  Read More

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The consumption of foreign media is punishable by law in the dprk.

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It was to a degree of what i would expect from the mosyt isolated nation in the world.

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Kim jong un is not a lunatic; his father or grandfather weren’t, either.

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If you're looking for an accessible and concise introduction to North Korea's immensely important transformation towards a mark...  Read More


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    This book provides remarkable insight into the lives of ordinary north koreans, at least as far as western journalists can observe.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I was expecting a brief word or two on lgbt matters; but as this information is probably less than accessible or relatively non existent as we know the idea of it; leaving it out seems ok in terms of continuing with the book's matter of fact tone.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    However this would be a good read for people fresh to the topic - though the flow is somewhat fragmented.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    With the state distribution system having virtually imploded amid the murderous famines of the 1990s, desperate north koreans turned to the market mechanism to survive.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The astonishing result: while the nation's polity remains frozen in its cold war deep freeze, the country's economy is now - de facto if not de jure - capitalist.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    A plethora of tomes focus on north korean dictators and human rights abuses.

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