October 16, 2019
Thae Yong-ho’s memoir: some key points
The former DPRK diplomat's book offers a rare look into the lives of regime loyalists
This is the first part of a two-part series by Andrei Lankov looking at some of the most interesting revelations from the memoirs of Thae Yong-ho, one of the highest-ranking North Korean diplomats to ever defect. The book, “Cypher of the third-floor secretariat,” can be purchased here.Books by defectors and refugees from North Korea do not sell well in the South. In spite of the professed