North Korea Undercover: Inside the World's Most Secret State

North Korea Undercover: Inside the World's Most Secret State


An authoritative and, from time to time, scary research into the darkish aspect of North Korean society.

North Korea is like no different tyranny on the earth. Its electorate are informed their house is the best state on the earth. tremendous Brother is usually gazing: it truly is Orwell's 1984 made reality.

Award-winning BBC journalist John Sweeney is without doubt one of the few overseas reporters to have witnessed the devastating truth of lifestyles within the arguable and remoted country of North Korea, having entered the rustic undercover, posing as a school professor with a bunch of scholars from the London college of Economics.

large factories with out employees or electrical energy; hospitals without sufferers; uniformed baby infantrymen; and the world-famous and eerily empty DMZ―the DeMilitarized quarter, the place North Korea ends and South Korea begins―all framed via the relentless circulate of regime propaganda from omnipresent loudspeakers. unfastened speech is an phantasm: one notice out of line and the gulag awaits. country spies are in every single place, able to punish disloyalty and the slightest signal of discontent.

Drawing on his personal reviews and his large interviews with defectors and different key witnesses, Sweeney's North Korea Undercover pulls again the curtain, supplying a unprecedented perception into existence there at the present time, reading the country's bothered historical past and addressing vital questions about its doubtful destiny.

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