I ask, the NYT answers

Nice article about the craziness that was Kim Jong Il’s family.  Now I know the full answers to my questions (Ben was largely on target, but many more fun details here).   My favorite part:

Kim Jong-chol, 30, was Kim Jong-il’s first son with Ms. Ko. But his father considered him too feminine to lead the North’s militaristic regime, North Korea scholars in Seoul said.

And as for Kim Jong Un?  Apparently, he was quite precocious in some areas:

From an early age, Kim Jong-un liked to wear a military uniform and displayed hostility toward Japan, Korea’s old colonial ruler, the chef said.

As for Kim Jong-Nam?  He’s currently in exile, and obviously a man who dresses like this is not suitable to lead North Korea.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: