To Be Pragmatic is Glorious

As Jiang Zemin and George W. Bush chowed down on a barbecue lunch last week at Bush's Crawford ranch retreat in Texas, they were the picture of congeniality-even taking a tour of the ranch in Bush's pickup truck. But was this just a pose for the cameras, or the beginning of a genuinely warm friendship between the two giant nations? Neither. For both countries, being pragmatic and reaching an accommodation with each other has become a matter of the highest policy priority. It's not that they want so much to be with one another, but that they cannot afford not...

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