Book look: surreal and scary – inside North Korea

The Sony Pictures hacking controversy and the film company’s decision to scrap its plans to screen a satirical movie are just the latest developments SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAin the explosive conflict between North Korea and the West. So far, the disagreements have been expressed verbally. But who can be sure whether the dictatorial regime decides to start serious military action?

A new book helps to understand this contradictory country as the debate regarding “The Interview” intensifies. Rüdiger Frank spent a semester at Kim Il-sung University in Pyongyang during his studies. He has returned to the capital city and other regions of North Korea many times ever since.

The expert on the Stalinist nation’s new book “Nordkorea. Innenansichten eines totalen Staates” is a brilliant analysis of the political and economic constellations. He takes a closer look at the regime’s propaganda measures and the violation of human rights. “Nordkorea. Innenansichten eines totalen Staates” also includes and outlook on the future of North Korea and its relations to South Korea, China and the United States.

Nordkorea. Innenansichten eines totalen Staates
By Rüdiger Frank
Published by DVA (

::: The Austrian Culture Channel on Twitter: @accthomas

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