The other North Korea

I’m looking at the latest cover of Newsweek. A full-page headshot of a grinning Kim Jong-un stares out. His hair is flecked with several grey strands makes him seem much older. His haircut, completely shaved two inches above the ears means he is¬†instantly recognisable. He looks almost comical, like one of Orwell’s pigs in AnimalContinue reading “The other North Korea”

Why North Korea isn’t so bad

In the last few years, there have been several first point accounts of survivors who have left North Korea. Now, I don’t happen to have read all of them but I can give a fair summary of the typical scenario. Many of the recent testimonies, alhough not all, come from young women, who had toContinue reading “Why North Korea isn’t so bad”