The New York Times
Date: 2012-03-20
Author: Clyde Haberman

Article Mentions
Author, Clyde Haberman
Mentioned, Ed Koch
Mentioned, Lee Kuan Yew
Mentioned, Spontaneous
A good thing about a mayor who believes he already knows pretty much all he needs to know is that hes not likely to acquire really bad habits as he floats around the world. Clyde Haberman offers his take on the news.This trait should serve Michael R. Bloomberg well on his arrival Tuesday in Southeast Asia for visits to two authoritarian countries, Singapore and Vietnam, where he will give a talk on urban sustainability and hand out awards in the name of his philanthropic foundation. While any American ought to be humble in discussing Vietnam, given our countrys wretched history there, the fact is that it doesnt have much to teach a democrat. The most recent human rights report from the State Department, issued last April, described a Commun...(read more)
... A good thing about a mayor who believes he already knows pretty much all he needs to know is that hes not likely to acquire really bad habits as he floats around the world. Clyde Haberman offers his take on the news.This trait should serve Michael R. ...
... Syndrome. Three decades ago, Mayor Edward I. Koch traveled to China, and was fascinated by all those people getting around on bicycles. That was well before China became an economic behemoth. Once back home, Mr. Koch ordered up concrete-and-asphalt b ...


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