Semi-Daily Journal Archive

The Blogspot archive of the weblog of J. Bradford DeLong, Professor of Economics and Chair of the PEIS major at U.C. Berkeley, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

This Is Funny

I put these two questions:

Should the Washington Post have a "World Columnist" who does not know that it is Canberra, not Sydney, that is the capital of Australia?

Should a man who thinks that the capital of Australia is Sydney be pontificating about foreign affairs in any forum?

Still the Colossus: Robert Kagan: In East Asia, meanwhile, U.S. relations with Japan grow ever closer as the Japanese become increasingly concerned about China and a nuclear-armed North Korea. China's (and Malaysia's) attempt to exclude Australia from a prominent regional role at the recent East Asian summit has reinforced Sydney's desire for closer ties.

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