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Basketball Jong


Far be it from me to comment on a low-brow, not ready for prime time production like the Kim Jong Il basketball ad (much less link to it). And I certainly wouldn’t watch it (more than a time or two).  But the main problem with this ad is that it doesn’t explain in enough detail how far Secretary Albright actually went in this direction.  It’s no big deal for leaders to present each other with gifts at summits.  But ingratiation via apology really was American policy for a time under Clinton and Albright, and that is unusual.  I covered this in a Corner post on September 18 called, “The Politics of Apology.” 


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