Left or right…which one should I read this week? Let me know in the comments!⠀
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A second book on North Korea, Blaine Harden's "Escape from North Korea", which followed the true story of a man who grew up in a North Korean prison camp and successfully escaped to China and then South Korea.
It stands in stark contrast to "A Capitalism in North Korea", and highlights the brutality of the regime. He did not commit any crimes - his parents did, and hence he was condemned by birth.
However, his testimonies have been demonstrated to be inconsistent and problematic - not rare for testimonies from defectors. Regardless, it does not detract from the horrors of the regime. Read this with "A Capitalism in North Korea". #history#northkorea#korea#book#books#review#bookreview#biblophile#bookstagram#defector#escape#nonfiction