Bruce Cumings

North Korea: Another Country

The 1990s dealt North Korean leaders a very bad hand, but they played it with surprising skills; the 1990s dealt the United States the best hand imaginable, and it very nearly plunged into another major war in June 1994, three years after the Gulf War ended. (48)

Prominent Americans lose any sense of embarrassment or self-consciousness about the intricate and knotty problems of racial difference and Otherness when it comes to North Korea and its leaders (49).