COMMENT

The byzantine political attitudes of suspicion which prevailed in the late days of Czarist Russia is nowhere better illustrated than in the charge one train passenger levelled at another. "You say you're going to Minsk, so I'll think you're going to Pinsk, but I happen to know you're going to Minsk, so why do you lie?" That's the convoluted thinking that becomes necessary when weighing the nuances of American foreign policy as annunciated by President Donald J. Trump.

Trump, a master of sleight of hand or mind by indirection, and distraction has recently cancelled a purported meeting in the

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