April 30, 2012

The Day After North Korea Collapses

Bill Keller, New York Times

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THE one thing everyone knows about North Korea is that we know very little about North Korea, except that it is miserable, totalitarian, nuclear and erratic. It is the hermit kingdom, the dark side of the moon.

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