If something should go without saying, I’ve learned, it’s probably a good idea to say it a few more times. Things like, “when you have access to nuclear secrets, do not make copies of the information and store them at home, even if you aren’t actually planning on ever giving them to people who shouldn’t have them.”
As much as we’d like it to be true, Mark Twain never said, “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Similarly, Isaac Asimov may or may not have said, “People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those […]
“The true test of a statesman, then, is his ability to recognize the real relationship of forces and to make this knowledge serve his ends.” In his dealings with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Trump is practicing genuine realpolitik.
Needless to say, “holding onto our ankles” and “the past worked as fetters on our limbs” carry starkly different connotations. I will be interested to see how other Korean speakers translate Kim’s words
By the logic of “you can only be a patriot if you’ve got the paperwork to prove it,” 99 percent of the country are fake patriots. This concept is counter to everything we’re supposed to stand for as a country.