Academic Analysis


The Party as the Kingmaker: The Death of Kim Jong-Il and its Consequences for North Korea.

Kim Jong Il is no more. The state news agency KCNA reported that he died on his train on Saturday, December 17, 2011. He was on his way to offer another round of on-the-spot field guidance, working himself to death for his beloved people. This is the official version that we have actually seen under preparation for quite a while, including in works of art that we discussed in a recently published book. Click here to read the full article.