I had the opportunity to speak with the Associated Press this afternoon about the diplomatic significance of former President Clinton’s visit to North Korea and its broader implications for U.S.-North Korea relations.

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September 16, 2008

No reason to be cynical of ‘celebrity’

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

By BENJAMIN LADNER

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Over the course of the recent political primaries the concept of celebrity has been cleverly manipulated by opponents of Barack Obama to create uniformly negative connotations. He’s been called a “rock star;” he’s “hot;” he’s “so cool.” How else to explain the unprecedented public response to his appearances, they ask?

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