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“A million maybe two million died – nobody knows”


This from BBC Radio 5 live this morning; a reminder of the North Korean famine that is thought to have wiped anything from 800,000 to 3.5m people between 1995 and 2002. This from Wikipedia  In 1998, US Congressional staffers who visited the country … Continue reading

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The divine right of Kims


If I was an anthropologist, I’d drop what I was doing and glue myself to the North Korean TV channels for the next 24 hours as “the Kim is dead – long live Kim” show plays out. What we are getting … Continue reading

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