February 18, 2014

Why It's a Good Time to Be a Dictator

Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian

The Associated Press

Horrors like those detailed in the UN report into North Korea aren't enough to get the world to do something. The response is shock, but then a collective shrug.

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TAGGED: Kim Jong-un, North Korea, Bashar Al-Assad, Syria


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