Saturday, December 14, 2013

On Deck: North Korea

Belmont Club » Majesty: "Scratch any communist country — or communist party — and you will find aristocracy. Nicholas Eberstadt, writing in the Washington Post explains how “Pyongyang Royalty” works.  There is a ruling house in North Korea and indeed one reason why the regime  was stable for so long, Eberstadt argues,  is because its Royals observed an unwritten rule never to execute each other. It is a rule that Emperor Kim Yong-un has just broken."
RTWT. This is a masterpiece from Richard. I can't recommend it enough.