Ruediger Frank's New Book on North Korea
Neither of us read German well enough to exploit the advantage of Ruediger Frank’s new book on North Korea, but we wish we could. Rudi has been working on North Korea forever and like a handful of other analysts—Andrei Lankov and Georgy Taloraya come to mind—he brings a perspective to the task that comes from having lived under a state socialist system. We simply reprint Rudi’s pitch below:
"In this book, I combine my expertise as an East Asianist and Economist with my personal insights based on 23 years of travel and interaction with North Korea on various levels, and also draw heavily on my experience as an East German who spent roughly half of his life under socialism. This is in many ways a very personal book, although I fought hard to make it as neutral and objective as I could."
For more information: http://www.amazon.de/Nordkorea-Innenansichten-eines-totalen-Staates/dp/3421046417