According to your flag you live in a free society but you want to deprive your own supposed people of the rights you have. Maybe you should try and live the way ordinary Iranians have to make a living under these corrupt mullahs before you talk about taking whatever little freedom”your people” might have left. Quite hypocritical of you my friend. Mullahs and their families don’t have to follow your advice I guess!It will still represent a huge step forward for Iran and, by logical equivalence, a significant impediment to western ability to orchestrate "colored revolutions" and the like inside Iran, compared to present conditions.
There are also ways around the problem of assorted civil servants leaking blocked information to the public. I don't rank the Soviet Union, especially after it engaged in detente with the US, as the most apt in this regard. Also, it can safely be assumed that all things being equal and no other factors coming into play, China is shielded from major, system-threatening destabilization attempts of this kind. Hong Kong is a special case and an exception, for obvious reasons. Time will tell.
Not yet, it is however on my very extensive "to do" list and I did actually read several in-depth reviews of the book. Enough to grasp what the concept he introduces is basically about.
Because I try my best to be a fair person. Which, in this case, does not imply that I backtrack on my statement per se, but simply that I realized one could, in an a priori logical manner, oppose to my remark the fact that western regimes may achieve similar illusions of happiness (relatively speaking) among their citizens, by their own set of techniques, and that therefore, it may be argued we're actually dealing with a similarity more than a difference. Though I do not believe it is chiefly a result of manipulation in the DPRK, but I anticipated that this is what I would get as a reply, and I do not really have enough time to engage in a long side debate about Korea.