The NYT visits Pyongyang, North Korea, confirming that it’s still a mad police state, isolated from the world, but the Times also thinks the country built to prop up an army may finally be ready for peace talks. I have my doubts; peace would be the end of the Kims, who are likely to meet a Caucescu fate once information from the outside world finally rolls in. Two documentaries, Lisa Ling’s National Geographic doc and Kimjongilia, show the Kim cult’s kingdom in gruesome detail. I recommend both, and they’re available for streaming on Netflix.
December 27, 2010 - 10:54 pm