EVERY WHICH WAY IS KIM – “The Guardian” continues its No Childish Op-ed Left Behind editorial policy with the publication of the following gem










in which Lawrence Douglas, the James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought at Amherst College, argues concurrently that:

a) Kim Jong Un can look at the example of Libya: Gaddafi bowed down to diplomatic pressure to give up his WMDs and look where it got him – dead following the Western intervention which no longer needed to fear a nuclear deterrent, and

b) Threatening Kim with force to give up his nuclear arsenal won’t work; “As Bill Clinton understood, the only possible path to peaceful disarmament is by building trust where there is only suspicion and hostility” – in other words, only diplomatic pressure can work.

This is an opinion piece equivalent of the joke “business card for idiots”, with “please turn over” printed on both sides.