A book review of The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future
By Victor Cha, from Literary Review.
It’s remarkable that this absurd communist regime continues to exist. There are reasons….
Broadly speaking, Cha’s explanation for North Korea’s longevity is that the Kim family has constructed a state that is so ghastly that everyone else fears the consequences of its falling apart more than they look forward to its demise. Thus most of the foreign powers that matter, particularly South Korea and China, have a strong vested interest in maintaining the status quo.