North Korea: ‘Our Society Is the Best in the World’

North Korea’s state newspaper Rodong Sinmun published a column Wednesday urging North Koreans not to be enticed by other cultures or ways of life, insisting instead that the brutally repressive communism of the Kim family regime is the “best in the world.”

The article is the latest in a string of propaganda pieces urging North Koreans to hang onto their austere communist ways and reject the “cultural poisoning” of the free world in anticipation of dictator Kim Jong-un announcing a refocus of his regime towards economic development. That shift has stalled as President Donald Trump has refused to lift sanctions on the country, citing its refusal to denuclearize.