The Legacy of Kim Jung Il (1941-2011)


Ezra Klein writes: “Here, via Afrikent, is a nighttime shot of the Korean Peninsula, with North Korea outlined. That, right there, is Kim Jong Il’s legacy. In a world that had long ago found light, he managed to keep 24 million human beings in the dark.

Or as Donald Rumsfeld said, “”If you look at a picture from the sky of the Korean Peninsula at night, South Korea is filled with lights and energy and vitality and a booming economy; North Korea is dark.”

Graph of Per Capita GDP after the jump.

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