Finally a Conventional Politician

FILE - President Donald Trump shakes hands with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Don’t knock conventionality, even if its predictability causes boredom.Alexis Tsipras came to Washington and thoroughly disappointed those who had girded themselves to hear the crypto-communist Greek Prime Minister spout inflammatory anti-American rhetoric interspersed with bouts of “gimme, gimme, gimme.”In fact, hisonly radical gesture was his continued refusal to wear a tie.(Of note, only one accompanying official joined him in protest against bourgeois conventions. The other half dozen members of his official party all came with a cloth adorning their collars.)

Mr. …

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