North Korea

The Ethics of Totalitarian Tourism: A Weekend in North Korea

This month, American passport holders can no longer travel to North Korea. After a recent increase in missile tests including an alleged hydrogen bomb - the irreversible weapon of mushroom cloud notoriety - the UN has increased sanctions against them. Before all this escalated, last April, I ran the Pyongyang (half) marathon. I’d become fascinated while l[...]

The Propaganda Game - a documentary on North Korea

What do you know about North Korea? Let me help you with a few basics I know from the news. It owns nuclear weapons that could allegedly reach the west coast of the United States; there is an incredible food shortage causing the population to starve; their dictator managed to shut down the theatrical release of a US-American satirical film evolving around[...]