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Realism, not idealism, wins the day

While critics of the recent US-North Korea summit correctly maintain that the event was long on publicity and short on progress, it would be unrealistic to expect lasting revolutionary change so soon

Making a deal with the leader of the Hermit Kingdom would probably not turn North Korea into another peace-loving Switzerland. But taking a step that would ensure that Seoul would not be destroyed is a goal worth pursuing.


IT WAS one of those I-Cannot-Believe-This-Is-Happening moments. President Donald Trump just did what no other president in American history was able to do. Sixty-five years after the end of the Korean War, he sat down with the leader of North...

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