which pass for public opinion in a land where no such thing exists can be found only in Seoul - Isabella Bird Bishop, 1898
Thanks that was great. I found two things really interesting:1) Percentage of "escapees" returning.2) That North Koreans feel a purpose, but South Koreans feel lost and just aim at materialism.
That lecture gives a good overview of the book "The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters", which is an excellent read. But there's lots more in the book worth reading, plus some very nice illustrations of NK propaganda.
Another lengthy interview with Myers (audio) available below with transcript."IMMERSION IN PROPAGANDA, RACE-BASED NATIONALISM AND THE UN-FIGURE-OUTABLE VORTEX OF JUCHE THOUGHT: COLIN MARSHALL TALKS TO B.R. MYERS, AUTHOR OF THE CLEANEST RACE: HOW NORTH KOREANS SEE THEMSELVES AND WHY IT MATTERS."
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