Title American Flag
Designer Robert Sorrell, USA
Materials Yellow Gold-Plated Base Metal, Glass Bead, Rhinestones
Size 6.3" x 2.8"
(16cm x 7.1cm)
In no country are pins more crucial and less decorative than in North Korea. Every North Korean is required to wear an image of the country’s founder. Absence of this badge of adoration is a sign of independent political thought and cause for severe punishment.
On a negotiating trip to Pyongyang, Albright dramatized her support for democratic values by wearing her American flag pin. Standing next to North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jong-il, she wore high heels; so did he.