North Korean Defector Warns Americans: Freedom is Not Free

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North Korean Defector Warns Americans: Freedom is Not Free

Sep 15, 2022 1 min read
COMMENTARY BY
Kevin Roberts, Ph.D.

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What does freedom mean to you and what would you be willing to sacrifice to attain—or maintain—it?

For most in America, tyranny is a foreign concept that we study in textbooks, and maybe debate in the classroom. Having lived through the terrors of the North Korean regime and human trafficking, Yeonmi Park brings a haunting warning to Americans: there are parallels between the Left’s crackdown on self-expression and thought, and the brutal regime she risked her life to escape.

On today’s episode of The Kevin Roberts Show, Yeonmi Park shares what she has learned about, and her deep appreciation for freedom after enduring dire circumstances in her escape from North Korea.

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