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28 February 2011 11:17

  • South Korean agents try to spy on a visiting Indonesian delegation, and get it horribly wrong.
  • The myth of Japan's lost decades: 'All talk about "stagnation" and "malaise" to the contrary, Japan's surplus is up more than five-fold since 1990'.
  • The list of US Republican Party grandees opposed to the Afghanistan war is growing
  • The ever-quotable Robert Gates:

In my opinion, any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should "have his head examined," as General MacArthur so delicately put it.

  • Gadaffi, dance music star' As Nietzsche said, not by wrath does one kill but by laughter. The NY Times provides the background to this new viral video.

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