Kim Il Sung's ideological and theoretical legacy

  By Kwon Jong Son
  Staff writer of The Pyongyang Times
  April 08, 2006

  President  Kim Il Sung wrote numerous works with his intense
speculation and  enquiry throughout his revolutionary activities. He
published more than  10,800 works for nearly 70 years from October
Juche 15 (1926) to July  Juche 83 (1994), the last year of his life.
It means that he wrote  about 160 works in a year or a work in two or
three days on average.

  His  first work is the programme of the Down-with-Imperialism Union
(DIU),  which was organized to put an end to Japan's colonial rule
and liberate  Korea.

  His works give detailed explanations of the Juche idea  and the
theory and leadership method based on the Juche idea. They  expound
the policies the Workers' Party of Korea pursued in every stage  of
the Korean revolution. Also incorporated in the works are the
theoretical and practical solutions to all the issues he found in
the  fields of politics, the economy, military affairs, diplomacy,
judicature, education, culture, public health and others while
leading  the Korean revolution and construction for decades.

  In his  works the President gave scientific and clear-cut answers
to the issues  that arose in the advance of the times, including the
issues related to  the essence of the world revolution and the cause
of making the world  independent, the basic strategy of the world
revolution, the  development of the Non-Aligned Movement and the ways
and means to be  followed in restoring the socialist movement.

  His works are characterized by profundity in content and diversity
in form.

  He  conducted ideological and theoretical activities not in the
study but  in the political, ideological and military showdown with
the enemy and  reactionaries and in the arduous and complicated
struggle to harness  nature and transform society.

  While conducting revolutionary  activities, he always met
officials, servicemen, workers, farmers,  intellectuals, students and
children to listen to their opinions  attentively before writing his

  So his works take a wide  range of forms such as report, address,
conclusion, dissertation,  editorial, thesis, talks, lecture,
discourse, answer, congratulatory  message and letter, instruction,
order, directive, statement and  proclamation.

  All these have served as guidelines for the victorious advance of
the Korean revolution.

  More than 24.57 million volumes have been printed by 2002 in some
60 native languages in about 110 countries.