North Korea

Dimiter Todorov
Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 19:00

       

Dimiter Todorov has just come back from a fascinating trip to a country not many people gain access to, and will share his stories with us.

 

“Redefining the term rogue state through its isolationism, controversial nuclear weapons programme and missile testing, North Korea is probably the most mysterious country in the world today and one almost entirely untouched by tourism. Off the beaten path seems too slight a term for a nation that admits fewer than 2000 Westerners a year, and whose overwhelming attraction is its isolation and backwardness.

      

Here the Kim dynasty, which began life as a Soviet-sponsored communist government in the 1950s, has evolved into a hereditary dictatorship owing far more to Confucianism than Marxism”

    

 

 

 

Venue: 

Country Club in Auckland Park

Cost: 

Free for members, visitors R20