North Korea TV

My lovely fascination with North Korea has been dwindling lately. Every news article follows the same pattern of addressing a current situation, reminding Americans that North Korea is a nuclear state, including the term “bellicose rhetoric”, and generally closing with “North Korea and South Korea are still technical at war, as hostilities only ended in […]

North Korea’s Constitutional Reboot

With North Korea’s constitutional reboot, all mentions of communism have disappeared. The country has doubled down on it’s concept of juche, or “self-sufficiency”, which is a terribly ironic term for their “constantly beg other nations for help” strategy. While conceived in 1979, the concept of juche only really took off once the USSR fell and […]

Austerity for North Korea?

Whenever North Korea hits the news, people are able to have a laugh at its expense. Its behavior is akin to a screaming toddler at a supermarket who has been told that it cannot have candy; one of steadfast defiance in a situation that can only be won if the other side cedes. On the […]