January 26, 2020

N.Korea insists on ‘ritual’ displays that harm itself: Academic
Kim Jong Un more likely to die in office than see his regime collapse, historian of Korea says
HONOLULU—North Korea insists on displaying outward signs of competitiveness with its neighbors, such as through its recent satellite launch, even when such demonstrations are not good for the country, a noted scholar of Korea said Thursday.University of Chicago history professor Bruce Cumings said that the North is a “ritualistic” regime that insists on following ritual displays, and the