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Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

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A National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle finalist, Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy is a remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens Award-winning journalist Barbara Demick follows the lives of six North Korean citizens over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the rise to power of his son Kim Jong-il, and a devastating famine that killed one-fifth of the population. Demick brings to life what it mean…

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Why did people risk their lives trying to escape from Eastern to Western part of Germany through the highly protected Berlin Wall instead of going somewhere south or north where I suppose it would be much easier to escape?(r/worldnews)

You think that you’ve just made a super intelligent point because you’ve pointed out the obvious fact that the US has issues with human rights and with over-criminalization. It isn’t an intelligent point because you don’t know jack shit about North Korea. You don’t know dick about how people live there, and I know that because if you did, you would pull your head out of your ass and realize that the issues that the United States has are not even in the same order of magnitude as the issues that North Korea has.

I recommend that you read the following books to give you a better sense of life in North Korea, so that in the future you can be more educated on the subject:

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag

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$6.78

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Book Binding

Paperback

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ABIS_BOOK

Book Author

Barbara Demick

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Reprint

Book Publisher

Spiegel & Grau

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Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

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Why did people risk their lives trying to escape from Eastern to Western part of Germany through the highly protected Berlin Wall instead of going somewhere south or north where I suppose it would be

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