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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

North Korea: Capitalist by Necessity?

Professor Andrei Lankov has an interesting look at how capitalism is creeping its way upward in North Korea
...What we have seen in North Korea over the past 10 years can be best described as collapse of what used to be rigid Stalinism from below. In the Soviet Union of the late 1950s and in China of the late 1970s, Stalinism-Maoism was dismantled from above, through a chain of deliberate reforms planned and implemented by the government. In North Korea the same thing happened, but the system disintegrated from below, despite weak and ineffectual attempts to keep it intact.

Maybe Kim the Awful is setting up a shop somewhere...

Hat tip: The Marmot's Hole

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