The Dark Side At Bay

From elsewhere in the Axis of Evil, check out this facinating Sunday Times (UK) piece by Michael Sheridan. It's a first-hand look inside crumbling North Korea, and deserves more play than it's getting. One of the unexpected (at least to me) details suggests the North may have caught what the Chi-Coms call "The Polish Disease":

Word has spread like wildfire of the Christian underground that helps fugitives to reach South Korea. People who lived in silent fear now dare to speak about escape. The regime has almost given up trying to stop them going, although it can savagely punish those caught and sent back.