A friend sends an opening paragraph in The Economist he thought very good, so I send it along for those of you who like this sort of thing:


HE HAS just been anointed the guardian of socialism in an economically troubled country, leaping ahead of a sidelined elder brother and representing a new generation. But enough about Ed Miliband. This week, Kim Jong Un, the third son of Kim Jong Il, emerged—as expected—to become dictator-in-waiting in North Korea, which is fast becoming the world’s only communist monarchy.

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