Inside the head of Kim Jong-il

A new book asks who is Kim Jong-il, what he wants and what to do about North Korea''s "Dear Leader".

Kim Jong-il North Korea's Dear Leader, by Michael Breen Published by Wiley

Known variously as the Dear Leader, Party Centre, Supreme Commander, Father of the People, Morning Star of Paekdu, Leader of Steel, Father of the Nation, Sun of the Twenty-First Century and Everlasting Sky - to name but a few - Kim Jong-il is something of an enigma to outside observers. This book, by journalist and former North Korea business consultant, Michael Breen seeks to make him less so.

North Korea's paramount leader, we learn, is a man who loves to party, drinks half a bottle of fine burgundy per day having cut back on the hard stuff, such...

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