Blaine Harden is a reporter for PBS Frontline and a contributor to The Economist. He has formerly served as The Washington Post’s bureau chief in East Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa; he also worked as national correspondent for the New York Times and as a writer for the Times magazine. He is the author of Africa: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent and A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia. His most recent book, Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West, was a New York Times bestseller.
“Labor” camps imprisoning up to 200,000 innocent North Koreans are routinely ignored by American diplomats—and the general public