Are we the rogue one?

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

Re­gard­ing the June 7 news ar­ti­cle “Will Trump, Kim talk hu­man rights?”:

Some would say that one of the hall­marks of mod­ern lib­er­al­ism is the ef­fort to re­move stig­mas from pre­vi­ously marginal­ized groups or classes in hu­man so­ci­ety. On the other hand, some­times it seems that stig­mas are just be­ing re­as­signed to newly iden­ti­fied ac­tors.

I’ve no­ticed that many ar­ti­cles use the words “the rogue state” to in­di­cate North Korea on sec­ond ref­er­ence. But what is a “rogue state”? If mem­ory serves, the term was coined in the Rea­gan era to re­fer to Iran, Su­dan or other states that seemed then to be de­fy­ing the in­ter­na­tional or­der.

It would seem that a coun­try whose leader has hinted at nu­clear war, pulled out of the Paris en­vi­ron­men­tal ac­cords, with­drawn from the Iran nu­clear deal and launched a trade war with al­lies would qual­ify. Are we not then liv­ing in a “rogue state”? Mark Chalk­ley, Bal­ti­more

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