North Korea Propaganda Painting. Christopher Hitchens "Unlike previous racist dictatorships, the North Korean one has actually succeeded in producing a sort of new species. Starving and stunted dwarves, living in the dark, kept in perpetual ignorance and fear, brainwashed into the hatred of others, regimented and coerced and inculcated with a death cult:"
My escape from North Korea
As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee thought her country was "the best on the planet." It wasn't until the famine of the 90s that she began to wonder. She escaped the country at 14, to begin a life in hiding, as a refugee in China. Hers is a harrowing, personal tale of survival and hope -- and a powerful reminder of those who face constant danger, even when the border is far behind.
Among The Young And Privileged In North Korea
American journalist Suki Kim spent six months teaching English at a North Korean University that serves the sons of the elite. She chronicles her experience in a new book, Without You, There Is No Us.
55 Staggering Images Of Life Inside North Korea
North Korea has faced a dire food crisis over the past two decades, the ongoing impact of which is still visible on North Korean citizens.
N. Korean women: 'Kim Jong Il invented burgers and Gaga is a man!'
Kim il Sung Memorial in Pyongyang, North Korea. Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, is a building near the northeast corner of the city of Pyongyang that serves as the mausoleum for Kim Il-sung, the founder and eternal president of North Korea, and for his son Kim Jong-il who succeeded him as the country's ruler.
Why Ask Why (Part 4)
"Fear is the mind-killer." -- Dune by Frank Herbert Every malevolent leader knows how good fear is for keeping their subjects in line. All one must do is generate a phobia in someone that keeps them from seeing past the fear. If we are paralyzed by fear, we have lost our free will to do what we wan