Volume 17 of Selected Works of Kim Jong Il (enlarged edition) was brought out by the Workers’ Party of Korea Publishing House. The book contains 26 works including speeches, papers and talks published by leader Kim Jong Il from May 1992 to May 1994.
In the works “On the Fundamentals of Revolutionary Party Building” and “Let Us More Firmly Strengthen Socialist Revolutionary Position by Doing Party Work Well” he indicated unique ideas, theories and policies for strengthening the WPK into the revolutionary party of Juche type and enhancing its leadership role.
Such works as “Let’s Give Fuller Play to the Advantages of Our People’s Power” and “On Some Problems Arising in the Party, State and Economic Work” clarify the solid nature, vitality, function and role of the people’s power, the basic principle for building the people’s power and issues arising in strengthening the work of people’s power bodies.
In the work “On Declaring State of Semi-War for Whole Country, People and Army” he laid down a revolutionary policy for frustrating the joint military exercises Team Spirit 93 of the U.S. imperialists and south Korean puppet regime for aggression and protecting the security of the DPRK and its people.
There are works which give clear answers to theoretical and practical issues concerning socialist economic construction, the matters related to the tasks facing the officials in revolution and construction and clarify the basic mission and essential character of the Korean youth movement.
There are also works indicating tasks and ways for building socialist national culture and giving full play to the advantages of healthcare system in the DPRK.
The book also deals with the ideas, theories and policies for stepping up the modernization of post and tele-communication and improving city management and forestry as required by the developing situation.