Trump, Kim and the ‘good citizen’ - Opinion

Trump, Kim and the ‘good citizen’

Ben Cohen | | Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:57 am

One of the many memorable scenes in “The Lives of Others”— an exemplary German movie whose plot centers on the Stasi secret police in the late, unlamented German Democratic Republic — involves the indiscreet telling of a joke about Erich Honecker, the Soviet puppet who served as the GDR’s head of state. The joke begins with Honecker coming out onto his balcony one morning, spotting the sun and greeting it accordingly.

“Good morning, Comrade Honecker!” the sun replies cheerfully.

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