North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Il Dead at 69
10:46 PM, Dec 18, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
No doubt there the world will be watching closely to determine the geopolitical fallout in the coming days. Until then, since the cosmic irony of Kim Jong-Il's death coming on the heels of Christopher Hitchens's and Vaclav Havel's passing is just too much to bear, here's a link to Hitch's great 2001 piece from Vanity Fair where he visited the repressive regime and branded it a "necrocracy."
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