Crossing the Line

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It was a short jaunt — only 30 meters, in fact. But when South Korean President Roh Moo Hyun, on his way to Pyongyang to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Il, got out of his limousine on Tuesday to walk across the line dividing the two countries, he became the first leader from either side to traverse the cold war's last frontier on foot. In marking the occasion, Roh sounded not a little like Ronald Reagan exhorting the Soviets in Berlin 20 years ago: "This line will be gradually erased," he said, "and the wall will...

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