Why North Korea Needs Don Draper

The disgustingly good looking Jon Hamm as Don Draper. To make things even more unfair, we hear he’s a pretty good guy.

Anyone reading the title may laugh (sotto voce would be most appropriate) and wonder what I’m really getting at. Not only because a) for the uninitiated, Don Draper is the fictional advertising executive from television’s Mad Men, but b) for the initiated, Draper’s portrayal in the show as a defender of “blood-on-your-mouth” capitalism makes him a rather unworthy candidate to represent a worker’s paradise like the DPRK.

But really, I’m serious.

To put North Korea’s popularity abroad in SAT terms:

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