North Korea and the Sui Dynasty

This afternoon I was bedazzled by a headline that finally made sense: “Will the Three-Generation Rule Topple North Korea’s Kims?”  “Yes! ” I thought, “finally someone is using ancient Chinese history models to understand the DPRK’s ruling elite.  That’s almost as good — and necessarily novel — as calling North Korea a sultan state!” Unfortunately the article, in Vanity Fair, does no such thing, leaving … Continue reading North Korea and the Sui Dynasty