Dear Leader Poet Spy Escapee A Look Inside North Korea (READ)


Dear Leader Poet Spy Escapee A Look Inside North Korea

CHARACTERS Ù Dear Leader Poet Spy Escapee A Look Inside North Korea Korea's State Poet Laureate Jang Jin sung led a charmed life With food provisions even as the country suffered through its great famine a travel pass access to strictly censored information and audiences with Kim Jong il himself his life in Pyongyang seemed safe and secure But this privileged existence was about to be shattered When a strictly forbidden magazine he lent to a. I am not sure what to make of this book It reads like an over the top adventure yarn and I have no doubt that escaping North Korea is a harrowing ordeal or that the author experienced something very much like what is described Nor do I doubt that the author really was a member of Kim Jong il s inner circle who worked for the UFD as a poet and author But outside those broad outlines I am not sure how much of the book to believeFor starters Jang Jin sung is not the author s real name it is his pen name as he states toward the end I understand that this is in part to protect friends and family members who remain back in North Korea who would be subject to terrible reprisals if his real identity were known But surely the North Koreans must know who he is after all how many defecting poet laureates could there be In fact he recounts that he is threatened regularly with assassination by the North Koreans so his family must in fact be very well known to the North Korean security forces Then there is the curious fact mentioned almost in passing that one of his relatives is the representative to the Middle East for North Korean arms dealing who annually gave a 10 million dollar gift to Kim Jong il and showers his family members back in the North with Mercedes Benz automobiles Did this strike anyone other than me as bizarre Finally there is the statement by the translator regretting that the whole story with all its details could not be told and that the truth would emerge over time I am paraphrasing So my basic uestion is what was omitted what was made up and what was really trueMake no mistake I understand the author s need for discretion and I am not being critical I read this book almost straight through it was that compelling especially the details about working for the UFD life in North Korea and in particular his meetings with Kim Jung il I am rating this four stars and I recommend that anyone with an interest in North Korea give it a look

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CHARACTERS Ù Dear Leader Poet Spy Escapee A Look Inside North Korea In this rare insider's view into contemporary North Korea a high ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong il and his breathtaking escape to freedom The General will now enter the room Everyone turns to stone Not moving my head I direct my eyes to a point halfway up the archway where Kim Jong il's face will soon appearAs North. I like to read speculative fiction science fiction and fantasy and this may as well be The socio political situation described in North Korea is as alien as something dreamed up by George Orwell or Philip K DickThe author was a state sponsored poet actually a high ranking member of the controlling workers party and got to see behind the wizard s curtain realizing finally that all the propaganda about Dear Leader the moniker used for the ruling Kim was a load of horses He decided to leave defect and this is his story as a fugitive from this ridiculously oppressive regimeJang Jin sung left North Korea and went NORTH into communist China So I had to ask How bad is communist North Korea when the guy defects to another communist country Pretty damn bad Poverty starvation and rampant almost surreal corruption at the highest levels Orwell s comments in Animal Farm about some animals being eual than others applies here as high ranking party members get special treatment while the working class I thought they were ALL workers eat GRAINS of rice and that s not hyperbole that was one of the anecdotes he sharedThis book also made me think about the vast canyon like divide between the political climate in the United States and North Korea Ideologically I am a libertarian but politically I am apathetic as I see no viable party that represents my interests I can choose to ignore politics participate enthusiastically or be a hate mongering cynic or any combination These poor North Koreans have somehow bought into a generations long mass hypnosis They seem to actually believe Dear Leader is some kind of god on earthCheck out this National Geographic documentary about life in North Korea and how brainwashed these poor folks are I could not imagine in my wildest dreams some western politician getting away with even a fraction of the shenanigans these North Korean leaders skip on with a free pass A politician here makes a statement and there is a team of fact checkers dissecting and commenting upon every misuote and condemning every misrepresentation to the nth degree And that is not even considering the gross civil rights violations and the slapstick joke of due process they have over thereThroughout his escape and fugitive narrative Jang looks back to provide a history of North Korea and the development of the Kim family cult of personality Here is another example of the great differences between North Korea and most of the rest of the world While political leaders and monarchs may be popular or treated with respect the North Korean fervor towards the Leader heightened and maintained by rigid military etiuette throughout society seems completely foreign and unnatural This is demi god worship and in the twenty first centuryBut at least in North Korea might makes right Kim and his ilk have the guns dogs and other methods of public execution and various and sundry means of internal intimidation I write with levity because the situation this book describes is so off the charts bad that I must either laugh or cry Jang Jin sung has given us literally at the risk of his life this glimpse into hell on earth Riveting uirkyalone A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics joke of due process they have over thereThroughout his escape and fugitive narrative Jang looks back to provide a history of North Korea and the development of the Kim family cult of personality Here is another example of the great differences between North Korea and most of the rest of the world While political leaders and monarchs may be popular or treated with respect the North Korean fervor towards the Leader heightened and maintained by rigid military etiuette throughout society seems completely foreign and unnatural This is demi god worship and in the twenty first centuryBut at least in North Korea might makes right Kim and his ilk have the guns dogs and other methods of public execution and various and sundry means of internal intimidation I write with levity because the situation this book describes is so off the charts bad that I must either laugh or cry Jang Jin sung has given us literally at the risk of his life this glimpse into hell on earth Riveting

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CHARACTERS Ù Dear Leader Poet Spy Escapee A Look Inside North Korea Friend goes missing Jang Jin sung must flee for his lifeNever before has a member of the elite described the inner workings of this totalitarian state and its propaganda machine An astonishing expose told through the heart stopping story of Jang Jin sung's escape to South Korea Dear Leader is a rare and unprecedented insight into the world's most secretive and repressive regi. The next day after I finished reading this book Kim Jong Nam was assassinated in Malaysia An event which tally with the account inside the book on how the worker party purge its own people for their struggle for powerThe book was written very much like a novel One of my friend drop off halfway reading it saying that it must not be true I can t find a proof that the account was fake so as for me it should be true unless proven otherwiseJang story wake something inside me that is above all we are just human Many people along his journey for freedom have help him feed him provide shelter as they see him as a fellow human being in need of help The pain and suffering from a brutal ideology with political power reminds me of the writing of Anne FrankThey all remind us that above all we are all the same A fellow human being

  • Hardcover
  • 339
  • Dear Leader Poet Spy Escapee A Look Inside North Korea
  • Jang Jin-sung
  • English
  • 24 July 2019
  • 9781476766553

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    FREE READ Dear Leader Poet Spy Escapee A Look Inside North Korea Dear Leader Poet Spy Escapee A Look Inside North Korea (READ) Jang Jin-sung ë 1 CHARACTERS I like to read speculative fiction – science fiction and fantasy – and this may as well be The socio political situation described in North Korea is as alien as something dreamed up by George Orwell or Philip K DickThe author was a state sponsored poet – actually a high ranking member of the controlling workers party – and got to see behind the wizard’s curtain – realizing finally that all the propaganda about “Dea

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    Dear Leader Poet Spy Escapee A Look Inside North Korea (READ) FREE DOWNLOAD ð JFKMONTREAL.CO ë Jang Jin-sung This is an amazing book providing very intriguing insights into the life of the most bizarre and secretive regime in the world North Korea This

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    FREE READ Dear Leader Poet Spy Escapee A Look Inside North Korea FREE DOWNLOAD ð JFKMONTREAL.CO ë Jang Jin-sung Jang Jin-sung ë 1 CHARACTERS I really wanted to like this book a lot Anyone who gets out of North Korea is entitled to all the indulgence I can afford But this one is just too fairy tale like Some of Jang's memories are filled with descriptions like He looked at

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    FREE DOWNLOAD ð JFKMONTREAL.CO ë Jang Jin-sung Jang Jin-sung ë 1 CHARACTERS FREE READ Dear Leader Poet Spy Escapee A Look Inside North Korea This book completely blew my mind Despite having to struggle with the names and acronyms I couldn't put it down This political autobiography of a poet brainwashed to use language only to serve the dictatorship is

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    FREE READ Dear Leader Poet Spy Escapee A Look Inside North Korea Dear Leader Poet Spy Escapee A Look Inside North Korea (READ) Jang Jin-sung ë 1 CHARACTERS I had thought that after reading the terrifying inimitable and heart stopping “Nothing to Envy” that there wouldn’t by any shocks for me left in the world of North Korea I felt that I was prepared mentally if not emotionally to read once again about the horrors faced by North Koreans however I was completely wrong Jang was an elite one who was personally favored by the Kim family who had access to state secrets such as Nort

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    Dear Leader Poet Spy Escapee A Look Inside North Korea (READ) I am not sure what to make of this book It reads like an over the top adventure yarn and I have no doubt that escaping North Korea

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    Jang Jin-sung ë 1 CHARACTERS FREE DOWNLOAD ð JFKMONTREAL.CO ë Jang Jin-sung FREE READ Dear Leader Poet Spy Escapee A Look Inside North Korea Actual rating 35 starsI've read several nonfiction books purporting to explain life inside North Korea but only one other by an actual defecto

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    FREE READ Dear Leader Poet Spy Escapee A Look Inside North Korea Dear Leader Poet Spy Escapee A Look Inside North Korea (READ) The next day after I finished reading this book Kim Jong Nam was assassinated in Malaysia An event which tally with the account inside the book on how the worker party purge its own people for their struggle for powerThe book was written very much like a novel One of my friend drop off halfway reading it saying that it must not be true I can't find a proof that the account was fake so as for me it should be

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    Dear Leader Poet Spy Escapee A Look Inside North Korea (READ) Jang Jin-sung ë 1 CHARACTERS I'm divided in how I feel about this book On the one hand hearing a perspective from a high ranking insider with several brief encounters with Kim Jong Il was very interesting I wished to hear about the life of the privileged in the regime but oh well Throughout the book I did find myself uestioning how much was embellished Maybe embellished isn't the world but perhaps whitewashed is better Jang always portrays himself

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    Dear Leader Poet Spy Escapee A Look Inside North Korea (READ) Only few books can make me stay awake for than 24 hours when in the next morning I have to wake up early for university and Dear Leader is one of them I couldn't put it down no matter what and it even made me cry at five in the morning I already had some information about what goes on in North Korea of oppression but this book gave me lot of new information that at several times left me with a dropped jaw and

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