Education is the cornerstone of a democratic society. President Franklin D. Roosevelt observed that, “[d]emocracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”
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The world now has eyewitness evidence that crimes against humanity are being committed by the North Korean state against its people.
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