I hope Aidan Foster-Carter’s right about North Koreans wanting change:
More of the same is not really an option if [Kim Jong-un] is to lift national morale and address the concerns of ordinary Koreans, a third of whom are said to suffer from food shortages. And an anxious, only thinly united elite must decide if they are really ready to entrust the continuation of their privileged status to this whippersnapper. Pyongyang’s perfect choreography may not last.
We can only hope that once the choreography ends, the stage—and the audience—isn’t a complete wreck.