Is a third-generation monster North Korea's destiny?
Since his death Saturday, a great deal has been written about Kim Jong Il’s diplomatic mastery. The North Korean dictator, after inheriting power from his father in 1994, played a weak hand brilliantly, it is said. He wielded his illicit nuclear weapons program to keep larger powers at bay. He was, U.S. Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman told the New York Times, “smart, engaged, knowledgeable, self-confident, sort of the master-director of all he surveyed.”
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