July 28, 2012

Don't Be Fooled By North Korean Images

Kang Young-jin, JoongAng Daily

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Excessive cult of personality practices are commonly seen in authoritarian countries where the power is focused on a single person for a long time. Still, the image of Kim Jong-un could be an opportunity to bring a new energy to the dark, gloomy North Korean society. But it is also true that image politics won’t be enough for the North to overcome its hardships. It remains to be seen if Kim Jong-un will actually live up to his bright image with equally bright politics.

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