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Kimilsungism in unlikely places

From the usual place:

"The National Classics Institute of the Academy of Social Sciences of the DPRK has recently brought out the Large Dictionary of Chinese Characters".

Pretty uncontroversial, and a laudable endeavour.

"The dictionary firmly maintains the Juche character and principle of historicism in the selection of entry characters and vocabularies and their interpretation, ensures scientific accuracy and popularity and gives possible origin of words and correct examples".

Juche, for the non-illuminati, can be loosely defined as 'self-reliance', although the word is sprinkled over DPRK documents much like the salt on a drunk's post pub bag of chips. One might think that having recourse to another language was quite un-juche.

'Historicism in the selection of entry characters' intrigues still more, as the two concepts would appear to be in rather stark opposition, as either it has all been determined by immutable natural laws or it has not.

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