June 24, 2010

Kitchen Debate — Not What it Used to Be

AP 1959 Moscow

So, is the world (yikes!) just a safer place these days? Or, is the cold war just safely committed to the history ? (Or, has capitalism finally gotten the best of everybody?)l

As compared to “the old days,” are politicians now equally well-trained as actors? Or, does the top shot mostly exemplify Obama’s mastery (in contrast to the lightweight Medvedev) at making himself  look like a regular Joe?

(image 1: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images. caption: US President Barack Obama (R) and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chat while ordering lunch at Ray’s Hell Burger on June 24, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. Obama and Medvedev dodged the formality of a US-Russia summit Thursday, slipping out of the White House to visit one of the US leader’s favorite burger joints.The two leaders will hold a joint press conference later June 24 at the White House.)

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