December 05, 2020

Mein Kampf has little to offer a North Korean statesman

Why everyone was so easily persuaded by the idea of Kim Jong Un and his Hitler fantasy

SEOUL – According to an old observation, the longer a political conversation goes on the more likely it is that someone is going to be compared to Hitler. Perhaps this observation can be extended to propaganda campaigns where the name of the old German dictator is mentioned all too frequently and claims of sympathy to the man are all too common.

The world media has of late been swamped with stories about Hitler in recent days. Many media outlets, starting from the Washington Post, have related the news which had initially appeared on a North Korean refugee website. According to these reports, Kim Jong Un handed copies of Hitler’s Mein Kampf in order to educate them on how a state should be run.