Crazy or Not, Here He Comes

Inside the world of Kim Jong Un: North Korea’s strange hermit king – The Week.

Nice analysis from the folks at The Week.

What kind of student was he really?
Kim flunked science and only narrowly passed English, German, and math….He idolized American basketball players like Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan, and often shot hoops with Swiss friends.

Is his authority secure?

Obviously not.

The Kims’ sibling rivalry
The late Kim Jong Il’s oldest son, Kim Jong Nam, is still bitter over his little brother’s success. Jong Nam has repeatedly lobbed insults at Jong Un since his accession, telling one Japanese newspaper that his regime was “a joke” and doomed to collapse.

The older brother is now in hiding (or dead).


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