The Politics of Hair

Friends are emailing me from across the Atlantic to ask me whether I’ve seen this. It seems that the North Korean government has misunderstood the basics of socialist politics — again — by launching a TV series with the imperishable title, “Let us trim our hair in accordance with Socialist lifestyle”.

I will be going for a haircut over the next few days, but it will not be for this reason.

The North Korean News Agency remains highly recommended, as ever. Don’t smoke N. Korean cigarettes, though: they’re crap. (A former student posted a pack to me when he was last in Pyongyang. They really aren’t very nice.)

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