Journalist Christopher Hitchen Was Smuggled Into North Korea In 2001 For His Vanity Fair Article.

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North Koreans worship their dead dictator, Kim Il Sung, and his son the reigning Kim Jong Il, despite the surreal nightmare of famine, isolation, repression, and nuclear peril the dynasty has spawned. In Pyongyang, the author wonders whether mass delusion is the only thing that keeps a people sane.

BY CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS

AUGUST 14, 2008

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2001/01/hitchens-200101

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JUNE 2001 ISSUE

VISIT TO A SMALL PLANET

North Koreans worship their dead dictator, Kim Il Sung, and his son the reigning Kim Jong Il, despite the surreal nightmare of famine, isolation, repression, and nuclear peril the dynasty has spawned. In Pyongyang, the author wonders whether mass delusion is the only thing that keeps a people sane.

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