By Edward Nawotka
Today’s lead story describes literary life in North Korea, where the authoritarian government restricts access to most books to very few elite in Pyongyang. While there are some Western books available, these are few and far between. “At the end of the day,” says Demick, “[North Korean] literature is totally subservient to propaganda, which is there to preserve the myth of North Korea’s greatness.”
What book would you send to North Korea? What book do you think would be most instructive of the ways of the outside world? Or, at the very least, the most eye opening?
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