He’s among the most enigmatic and feared leaders on the planet. The few
facts that we do know about Kim Jong Il are shrouded in suspicion and
misinformation. Which makes the account of his former teacher in the September/October issue of Foreign Policy all the more rare. Follow the story of the strange life and times of the North Korean dictator in this FP photo essay.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2008
Photoillustration by Elizabeth Glassanos; Photo by AFP/Getty Images