Kim Jung Il is the "Supreme Leader" of North Korea.  He has been in power for 13 years, and his time has been marked by nationalized manipulation, repression, isolation, and starvation.  North Korea is perhaps the most isolated country on Earth; knowledge of the regime relies heavily on secondhand testimony and clandestine video.

And yet, by some accounts, changes are taking place in North Korea.  Relations are thawing out.  Differences are being "narrowed."

But do we believe it?  Long-dead dictators are sometimes forgiven, but do you give a current dictator a second chance?  Do you give an ongoing perpetrator a second chance ?  And if so, how?

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