Tuesday, August 31, 2010

B.R. Myers gives a lengthy talk about how North Koreans see themselves (based on his book The Cleanest Race) here.

3 comments:

Andrew said...

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.

Willy said...

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.

B_Wagner said...

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."