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Monday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


21 February 2011 15:14

  • A wrap-up of Kim Jong Il's birthday celebrations, which included a synchronised swimming routine 'choreographed to the tune of “Footsteps,” a song about hereditary succession'.
  • Meanwhile, The Onion lands an exclusive interview with Kim Jong Il's presumptive heir.
  • Crime and abuse allegations at Australian embassies have risen.
  • A poll to determine Japan's worst prime ministers.
  • The corporation is proof that central planning works, according to Paul Krugman.
  • A handy summary of two recent Congressional Research Service reports on the US-Japan alliance.
  • India: why does Britain continue to give aid to a country that has a space program'
  • While you weren't watching, relations between Japan and South Korea 'have undergone a surprising shift towards a more active partnership.'
  • Some words of sanity about the global media-celebrity complex, from who else but Eric Cantona:

DH: But the action you're most famous for is jumping into the stands and kicking a fan who called you names. If the words mean nothing...

EC: I never said I was an example. I don't want to be a role model. I don't think I'm more important than somebody trying to insult me. I'm a human being. He's a human being. We're equals and if I want to kick another human being, I do it. Who is wrong' Me for acting like a man or the press for making me into a superior person who comes from another planet'