It’s difficult to imagine that the leaders of North Korea and America could show significantly more antipathy toward each other than they do at present. There is, unfortunately, room for escalation of tensions. North Korea is currently threatening to detonate a hydrogen nuclear bomb in the earth’s atmosphere (NBC, BBC, The Atlantic, Business Insider). It’s been about 37 years since anyone has thought to do something this stupid. As regrettable as it would be to lose the millions of humans who live in Seoul and Tokyo, a neutralized North Korea does have a sort of appeal to it.