Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Stalin Still Rules

Re the ongoing North Korea fetish.

'NK -the most bizarre country in the world' by Sue Lloyd Roberts.

I showed the correspondent's mini documentary last week to a World Issues class.

This scene, included in the report and republished in the above link, floored me (I'll link to the doc if I can find it again) :

"I visited model farms, model villages, model factories and model schools, though, at the school, even my government minders looked faintly embarrassed when I asked a model pupil in an English language class who he admired most among modern world leaders and he answered: "Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong."

Reportedly rounding out his top five were Ho Chi Minh, Nicolae Ceausescu and Enver Hoxha.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Modern = 1950's. Well, I guess they cannot explain to the kids about Yeltsin.

Castro though sort of still works - still alive and still communist, though not in charge.

and why not Chavez? Maybe he's too capitalist and open-minded for the NoKos.

冠宛君中 said...

若有人問你成功時會不會記得他 試問若你失敗時他會不會記得你 ............................................................