I visited North Korea for the celebration of the anniversary of Kim Il Sung’s birth last April. The trip was eye-opening and amazing.
I believe it created more understanding and communication than whatever potential problems. As I’ve explained before here and in my book, I consider such interactions among the best ways to increase communication and understanding with North Koreans, which I consider the best ways to bring about more peaceful relations. I believe all related governments have motivations to maintain adversarial relations, so I don’t have much faith in them to create peace.
As I say in one of the videos in this series, I believe regular people will have to lead our would-be political leaders in this issue.
Anyway, I’ve been sitting on these videos for almost a year. I’m finally getting around to posting them. I was thinking about editing them and one day hope to, but in the interests of getting them out, I’ll post them as-is to avoid delays.
Read my old posts on North Korea for background
- Common questions about visiting North Korea
- The Ethics of Visiting North Korea
- What’s touring North Korea like?
- North Korea strategy
- My first post on North Korea
- Basic observations of North Korea
- North Korea themes
- Expectations of North Korea
- Ultimate Frisbee in North Korea
- Audio interview on why I want to North Korea
I’ll try to do a best-of post at the end.
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