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A nation must think before it acts.
Give Kim Jong Un credit: He got to meet with the President of the United States on an equal footing and, therefore, the prestige that went with it that he clearly sought, and that neither his father nor his grandfather were able to obtain. In addition, the joint communique that the two leaders issued implicitly accepts that America has dropped its long-standing effort to achieve a reunified, democratic Korea. President Trump evidently has no problem with the long-term survival of perhaps the most brutal dictatorship on the face of the earth.