For more than 10 years, the United States has used an unlikely freelance connection to communicate with "axis of evil" member North Korea: Robert Egan, a barbecue-joint owner, former small-time criminal, and erstwhile F.B.I. informant from New Jersey. The author follows Egan into the wilds of Hackensack to reveal a mind-boggling story of espionage, covert diplomacy, and rib-lovin' North Korean envoys.
Friday, July 18, 2008
The Axis of Hackensack
If I'd had a blog last fall, I would have posted a link to this great Vanity Fair article then. I think you'll still find it an entertaining read today. Herewith, a link to Michael Bronner's article, "The Axis of Hackensack: Meet Kim Jong-il's Best Friend in Jersey". Here's Vanity Fair's description of the article: