David Goldman has written an important review of Melanie Kirkpatrick's new book on the Underground Railroad from North Korea.
Can North Korea's agony find an end?
Reviewed by Spengler
Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia's Underground Railroad by Melanie Kirkpatrick
A regime that organizes one part of its citizens to police the other in return for a few more calories, and holds the world at bay with atomic weapons, may not be so easy to dislodge. As food shortages become more frequent in a world market dominated by price-insensitive grain buyers, we may see more rather than less of this kind of political control, as Pyongyang's political success is noted by other prospective totalitarians.
Read the whole review here.