The Monitor's View Helping North Koreans ‘live in truth’

With a renewed focus on human rights in North Korea, the US, Japan, and South Korea can help expose the lies of the Kim regime, adding pressure to end its nuclear program.


The late Czech dissident Václav Havel once said that a totalitarian system, by making false claims such as its right to rule, lives a lie. It is not surprising then that the greatest threat to its existence is for people to live and tell the truth. This wisdom about the power of conscience may help explain the latest diplomatic push to expose the truth about the North Korean regime to its own people.