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We need to change the way we talk about North Korea

The Washington Post
January 1, 2018
By Eugene Robinson

My hope for the new year is that the United States doesn’t bluster and blunder its way into a tragic, needless war. My fear is that the Trump administration is capable of doing just that. I confess to having paid less attention than I should to the increasingly apocalyptic rhetoric from the administration about the nuclear threat from North Korea. I’m not talking about President Trump’s juvenile tweets calling Kim Jong Un “Little Rocket Man” and making fun of his weight. I mean statements by officials such as H.R. McMaster, Trump’s national security adviser, who unlike the president is not known for meaningless blather.
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