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Must've been an engrossing project. Lots of grossness and lots of fascination. I'd read it except I have too many books in my must read pile now. I did read the book about the Korean War by Halberstam -- title something like "The Coldest Winter."
Beyond the horrid human rights issues, North Korea is so different it's cooler/hipper than California in strange ways. I'm kind of addicted to the propaganda. I love the rigid parades and music. I love the lack of tech and control over outside influence. No Facebook, thank you Dear Leader!I can't pinpoint exactly why, but Palo Alto has a North Korea feel. Something about the perfection and rigidness. I grew up here BTW. YouTube some North Korea propaganda and see for yourself.
Sounds like a.book that will appeal to my cultural anthropologist's heart
is his next book going to be a tutorial for fox-affiliated newscasters on how to spot fake Korean names?