A Nation Of Famine And Adulation

Do they believe? As his country totters on the wrong edge of economic disaster, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il's propaganda spouts increasingly fanciful tributes to the country's ruler. His first clothes were "a battle-smoke-scented guerrilla uniform.He experienced two revolutionary wars before his teens.He enjoys a nap in a running car or a firing range rather than in a quiet office room." Or so says an article in the Dec. 2 Rodong Shinmun (Workers' News).

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