Neil Powell's Reviews > The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters

The Cleanest Race by B.R. Myers
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Dec 19, 2011

really liked it

A very interesting and informative insight into North Korea. Far from being one of last bastions of Communism left in the world, the author argues that the racial doctrines and military first policies of Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung are closer in ideology to Japanese Facism. The relatively short length and ease of reading makes it an excellent place to start with learning more about this strange country. Sections on the written propoganda (known as The Text, very orwellian) are incredible, and personally I found it incredible that the citizens of North Korea believe what is written about America and the West. The edition I read contains some wonderful reproductions of propaganda posters, some of which bring to mind some of the anti semitic illustrations from Nazi Germany
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December 19, 2011 – Shelved
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