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‘When Summits Used to Matter’

Here’s the beginning of my latest column over on the homepage:

As the goings-on in Copenhagen demonstrate, the international summit has been gradually diluted over the last 50 years from a history-making occasion to little more than a pompous Shriners’ convention — no more stylish, and not as benign.

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