Early ADS WOTY nominations posted

Barbara Need nee1 at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Wed Dec 19 20:49:54 UTC 2007

On 19 Dec 2007, at 14:41, RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:

> Is "ping pong diplomacy" (back-and-forth negotiations--especially
> with N
> Korea?) new? It is new to me, anyway, and my instinct tells me that
> it is a
> keeper.

I don't think so. I associate it with China, in the 1970s. (When it
might have had less to do with the back-and-forth and more to do with
actual ping-pong!)


Barbara Need
University of Chicago

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