"The communist government of North Korea, currently bouncing through the headlines once more, was supposed to have gone out of business at least a generation ago." Canadian journalist Robert Fulford asks how long the DPRK can hang on: It’s now 20 years since The Wall Street Journal ran an article about North Korea’s 'coming collapse,' by Nicholas Eberstadt, a distinguished political economist. ... Few argued with him. North Korea’s two patrons, Russia and China, had abandoned communism and cut off their aid programs. Obviously, the game was up. Nevertheless, North Korea endures."