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  1. ‘Friends’ Might Liberate North Korea

    The North Korea Strategy Center ships some 3,000 USB drives of movies, music and sitcoms across the border each year. Smugglers bribe guards and risk death to infiltrate Kim Jong-un’s fortress with bootleg copies of popular American shows, not to mention The Interview and crowd-pleasing Hunger Games. Depictions of a Western lifestyle, organizers hope, will help drive frustrated Hermit Kingdom citizens to demand change. In the wake of the Sony Pictures hack, a Friends-inspired revolution has an ironic ring that only Joey could miss. 


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