WorldViews: Dennis Rodman’s North Korea high jinks aren’t funny anymore

By Max Fisher, January 8, 2014

It's easy to laugh at former NBA star Dennis Rodman's bizarre displays in North Korea. He's a colorful character, and he does absurd stuff. So, for that matter, does his new best friend in the entire world, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. So it's only natural to expect to chuckle at Rodman's latest trip to the hermit kingdom and such antics as singing "Happy Birthday" to Kim or melting down on CNN.

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