[[ Prime ]] The Guerilla Dynasty: Politics and Leadership in North KoreaAuthor Adrian Buzo – Vivefutbol.co

Throughout The S, North Korea Has Operated Under A Skeptical International Eye, Due Largely To The Country S Rigorous Self Imposed Isolation, Its On Going Confrontation With South Korea, A Controversial Nuclear Arms Program, And The Near Total Collapse Of Its Economy North Korea S Leaders Have Chosen To Face The World With Its Stalinist Political Culture And Ideological Framework Intact, For Better Or Worse And By Most Reports, Almost Exclusively For The Worst How Did This Situation Come To Be, And What Are Its Consequences In The Guerilla Dynasty, Adrian Buzo Gives Us An Accessible, Up To Date, And Rigorously Researched Account Of The Political, Economic, And Foreign Policy Developments In North Korea Since


12 thoughts on “The Guerilla Dynasty: Politics and Leadership in North Korea

  1. says:

    I think it is safe to say that this book, written in 1999, is fairly out of date Yet, it still offers a very rich and thorough analysis of the rise of the Kim regime The book s core argument, which I found to be persuasive and well argued, is that the bizarre and inward looking approach of the North Korean state stems from founder Kim Il sung s background as an anti Japanese guerilla This formative experience created in Kim a deep sense of paranoia and distrust of urban, cosmopolitan society After all, Buzo notes, the paramount leader grew up in the rough Siberian hinterland without much real education and without any experience living in civilized society This background created a set of biases that pushed Kim toward distrust of others and veneration of self sufficiency it s for this reason that Kim strongly resisted promoting younger cohorts to high positions in the KWP, Buzo speculates Unfortunately for the North Korea populace, the Sino Soviet split meant that neither Beijing nor Moscow was willing to pressure Kim to reform, as both were reluctant to alienate the Hermit Kingdom and thus lose influence to the other The result, Buzo argues, is that North Korea has become an ossified totalitarian state I really enjoyed the book, and I think it provides some quite interesting historical examples, which are aided by Buzo s background as a diplomat stationed in North Korea If you have any interest in the development of the North Korean regime, I think you d still be well advised to at least skim through this book Given its age, though, I would not recommend it as your introduction to the topic.


  2. says:

    Obsahov v born , ale p eklad Tfuj Pokud st d lo od Adriana Buzo, pak v origin le p eklad Ji Gojda