June 11, 2014

The World's Best Leader

Noah Smith, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

The rest of the world should be paying attention. For the first time in 25 years, Japan looks like it could be at the head of the international pack. It’s far from a done deal, of course, but this writer, at least, is a Shinzo Abe convert.

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