Maryland Institute College of Art professor and Korean-American artist Mina Cheon began displaying her installation "Eat Choco-Pie Together," made up of 100,000 choco pies, at the Busan Biennale in South Korea Saturday.
In the old language of the 1963 Cuban Missile Crisis, President Donald Trump "has just blinked" regarding the planned meeting with North Korea dicatator Kim Jong Un. In President John F. Kennedy's day, a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union was avoided. This time, who knows?
President Trump will have his much-anticipated meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12. And that’s a pity. Nuclear Armageddon would be more easily avoided if theymet a few days earlier at Hamden’s annual HonFest, which has, at its root what the two men have in common: hair.
Mr. Trump has his critics; nowhere has this been more apparent than in the evaluation of his efforts to resolve the inherited threat posed by North Korea. As a former government negotiator, however, I find myself viewing his actions from a perspective not often considered.
If the president does get in a room with Kim Jong Un, I have no doubt he'll emerge with something he can call a victory. I also have no doubt that it will be very similar to previous American diplomatic victories.
In a world that includes Chinese military buildup, Soviet-style regression in Russia, the propensity for a war by Turkey against Greece and the claim that North Korea might want to denuclearize, robust American leadership is exactly what is needed.
There is a battle taking place at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and it is not about sports. The United States and North Korea are locked in a struggle over who controls the narrative on human rights abuses in the reclusive regime.
A large number of young Americans (and many aged hippies) are pushing for “democratic socialism” under the old lights of those such as Bernie Sanders, under romantic but fantasy notions of either collective or government-mandated equality. Socialism/communism simply does not work.