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No Culture Without Electricity – “Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea” – Barbara Demick

September 18th, 2011 · No Comments · Autarky, Civilisation, Culture, Economics, North Korea, Totalitarianism

North Koreans complain bitterly about the darkness, which they still blame on U.S. Sanctions. They can’t read at night. They can’t watch television. “we have no culture without electricity,” a burly North Korean security guard once told me accusingly.

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