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Book Review: A CAPITALIST IN NORTH KOREA

Book Review: A CAPITALIST IN NORTH KOREA

A CAPITALIST IN NORTH KOREA: My seven years in the Hermit Kingdom, by Felix Abt. Amazon Digital Services, Inc., 2012. ISBN (ePub Edition): 978-1-937572-92-1. A CAPITALIST IN NORTH KOREA is Swiss entrepreneur Felix Abt’s account of his work and life in the DPRK, 2002-2009. As Jim Hoare did in North Korea in the 21st Century, Abt draws [...]

In Deep Denial on North Korea

In Deep Denial on North Korea

Book Review:  Obama and China’s Rise: An Insider’s Account of America’s Asia Strategy By Jeff Bader, Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2012. 171 pp. The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future By Victor Cha, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2012. 530 pp. “History is bunk,” Henry Ford once proclaimed. [...]

“The Orphan Master’s Son”: No Window

“The Orphan Master’s Son”: No Window

The range of topics for authors is endless, the techniques of story telling as diverse as the stars in the sky, limited only by what eyes can see—with or without reading glasses—and the public’s brain can comprehend. All of this applies in spades to Adam Johnson’s new book, The Orphan Master’s Son. Many readers are blown away by its [...]

Book Review: “No Exit”

Book Review: “No Exit”

No Exit: North Korea, Nuclear Weapons and International Security By Jonathan D. Pollack. London: The International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2011. 248 pp. Jonathan Pollack’s No Exit: North Korea, Nuclear Weapons and International Security is a welcomed addition to the ever-expanding, if increasingly cluttered, field of work on the [...]

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