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In the last few weeks, relations between North Korea and South Korea have hit a new low. There are several reasons for this, but one of them in particular interested me. This one was the problem of the “leaflet-droppers”.

The story seems to go like this. A group of people in South Korea — North Korean defectors and South Koreans alike — are sending leaflets over the border to North Korea. The leaflets say a number of things that irritate the North Korean regime — some explain the concept of freedom, others the concept of democracy, and others of human rights. Others still let the North Koreans know that their so-called “great” leader appears to be gravely ill. Read More »