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INSIGHTS into the WORLD / Summit had elements of game and show

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History shows there are politicians at all times and places who are shrewd enough to present a trivial thing in a high-flown way to make it looks big or, even in the event of a political fiasco, to rhetorically spout words making it seem to be a meaningful and important development. Even so, it was astonishing to learn that both U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un adamantly called their Feb. 27-28 Hanoi summit “a success” despite leaving for home empty-handed.

If the sternly law-abiding populace of the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta — or perhaps Shang Yang, the Chinese statesman of the state of Qin who pursued rigid........

© The Japan News