Blaine Harden is a contributor to the Economist, based in Seattle, having completed a tour as the Washington Posts bureau chief in Tokyo. He is the prize-winning, acclaimed author of two books: Africa: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent (Norton, 1990) and A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia (Norton, 1996).
The cruelty of dictators is best understood by talking to their victims. That’s why in my two books about North Korea’s dictatorial Kim family I have focused on escaped survivors. My books examine the Kim dynasty from radically different angles.
RT @lrozen: KC Star on Trump's conspicuous silence a week on on the shootings of Indian men in Olathe, Kansas https://t.co/RDkinmFnzr
by @blaineharden - yesterday
RT @michikokakutani: Churchill: “A free press is the unsleeping guardian of every other right that free men prize; it is the most dangerous…
by @blaineharden - 4 days ago
RT @blakehounshell: Darrell Issa says Sessions must recuse himself from Russia probe, calls for a special prosecutor https://t.co/yrWnzitqAP
RT @TheViewFromLL2: I don't get why a movie hasn't been made yet about North Korean fighter pilot/defector No Kum-sok. Needs to happen. htt…
RT @annafifield: Wow, North Korea is now having a go at China, that country that is "styling itself a big power," after coal ban imposed ht…
by @blaineharden - 5 days ago
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