I have been reading all kinds of travelogues about North Korea recently. I find it an incredibly interesting place, it’s kind of frozen in time since the Korean War. It’s very Orwellian, the way China and the USSR used to be. I find the utter ignorance to the outside world of the average North Korean fascinating. And Kim Jung Il is always amusing (10cm lift shoes!), except when he’s allowing his people to starve by the hundreds of thousands (perhaps millions).