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Considering Merkozy and the horrors of the Cleggeron - never mind China's Glorious Capitalism™ - N. Korea might be better off running away from the free world  for a bit longer.

At this rate NK will have the world's most robust economy a few years from now.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon Dec 19th, 2011 at 05:18:16 AM EST
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seen people saying that Havel, Hitchens and Kim arriving in a notional place will be interesting, but if these things happen in 3's does hitchens fit, or should we still be waiting for the Thatcher jackpot?

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Dec 19th, 2011 at 05:35:59 AM EST
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I was just pointing out that NK hardly has a monopoly on Teh Utter Crazee.

It's obvious to us that Kim Jong Thing was a loon, but perhaps not so obvious that Merkel, Bernanke, etc are hardly much saner.

Of course, they are infinitely more serious.

As for Thatcher - well, huh, dyathink?

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon Dec 19th, 2011 at 06:01:27 AM EST
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NK hardly has a monopoly on Teh Utter Crazee.

It was my sense of just how profoundly this applies to the USA and Europe that prevented me from further commenting on North Korea.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Dec 19th, 2011 at 06:57:09 AM EST
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They certainly know how to cure obesity.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Mon Dec 19th, 2011 at 08:17:15 AM EST
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