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North Korea: Another Country

North Korea: Another Country

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by Bruce Cumings
     
 

ISBN-10: 156584940X

ISBN-13: 9781565849402

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: New Press, The

For the United States, the Korean War is the forgotten war, and North Korea itself remains the unknown country, with American foreign policy towards it plagued by ignorance and long-standing racism. In what is essentially a plea to normalize relations with the so-called "Axis of Evil" country, Cumings (history, U. of Chicago) details the background of the

Overview

For the United States, the Korean War is the forgotten war, and North Korea itself remains the unknown country, with American foreign policy towards it plagued by ignorance and long-standing racism. In what is essentially a plea to normalize relations with the so-called "Axis of Evil" country, Cumings (history, U. of Chicago) details the background of the long-simmering political crisis between the United States and North Korea. He describes how the Communists came to power in the context of centuries of authoritarian feudalism; examines how massive destruction unleashed by the U.S. in the war, including the bombing of dams, has conditioned North Korean perceptions of U.S. intentions; and offers a picture of North Korean society and its leaders that counters much of the mythology that currently passes for analysis. While we may find the North Korean leaders abhorrent, Cumings says, they aren't going away, so it behooves us to try to understand them. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565849402
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceviii
Acknowledgmentsxiv
1War Is a Stern Teacher1
2The Nuclear Crisis: First Act and Sequel43
3The Legend of Kim Il Sung103
4Daily Life in North Korea128
5The World's First Postmodern Dictator155
6Beyond Good and Evil177
Recommended Reading208
Notes210

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