April 09, 2020

Hero? Traitor? Vicious missionary? N.Korea’s many social labels
Reference book contains stunning new details about regime's classification system
Many dictatorships like to divide their citizens into several categories. Nazi Germany, for example, had Aryans and non-Aryans, and apartheid South Africa had Whites, Blacks, Indians and colored people. However, when such a classification theory was applied in practice, officials were in trouble, as in many cases they did not know to which class a certain citizen belonged. If the state instructs