May 16, 2022

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Young Pioneers: How Kim Jong Un wins the youth for Juche

Despite information coming in from outside, the ruling party still holds the monopoly on truth

Certain messages get repeated so often with respect to North Korea that to write them risks little disagreement. Among these is the statement: "North Korea should be flooded with outside information."

Defector memoirs recount, with greater and lesser degrees of emotion, the importance that outside information has had for individuals in need of a spark of consciousness of the world beyond the rigid physical and ideological boundaries of the DPRK.