May 26, 2010
Inside the Mind of Kim Jong-Il
Brookings Institution, Brookings Institution
The current crisis reminds me of one of Mao Zedong's favorite sayings, "There is great chaos under heaven and the situation is excellent." By sinking a small naval vessel of the South Korean lackeys, I have created massive anxiety in Seoul, Washington, Beijing, and Tokyo. Everyone fears that the crisis will spin out of control, but they don't want to appear weak. Mao would have been proud.
But my mind is wandering. That happens a lot these days.
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