SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Thursday it made progress in talks with a visiting U.S. State Department official as the White House was expected to tell U.S. lawmakers it believes North Korea has been helping Syria build a reactor.
War is a form of mass psychosis, during which horrifying acts are transformed into heroic deeds, through the magical moral disinfectant of state sanction.
A nice example of this is provided by an urban legend, which for the last couple of years has circulated on the Internet as a purportedly true story. Here’s the most popular version of it:
The Pennsylvania primary has come and gone. The people have spoken or inadvertently burped, as the case may be. Anyway, what a relief that everybody around here can shut up for a while.
But it is not clear what we have learned in the process, except that the next time George Stephanopoulos appears with his grubby questions in a TV debate, someone should bring a fly swatter.
Now the Democratic presidential race comes to North Carolina — sort of.
While this was once seen as a possible make-it-or-break-it state in the Democratic presidential nomination fight, it seems increasingly likely that the candidates will be paying more attention to Indiana, which also holds its primary May 6.