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My Take: Kim Jong Il and the danger of deifying leaders

There are no atheists in dictatorships. The death of North Korea’s “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Il underlies a basic fact of earthly politics: when a political regime denies any transcendent supernatural reality, it deifies itself.

Kim Jong-un, born 8 January 1983, is the Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly referred to as North Korea. Kim is the son of Kim Jong-il (1941–2011) and the grandson of Kim Il-sung (1912–1994). Kim was officially declared the supreme leader, following the state funeral of his father on 28 December 2011. Kim holds the titles of Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, Chairman of the Central Military…

from The New Yorker

Kim Jong-un Feels Snubbed by Absence of Letter from Republicans

Kim Jong-un Feels Snubbed by Absence of Letter from Republicans - The New Yorker