Swan Song For Sauna Diplomacy?

The interview is steaming--literally. I am in the parliament building in downtown Helsinki. My host, MP Kimmo Sasi, strips and climbs to the top wooden bench. I follow. He scoops up water and throws it onto the hot coals. The temperature, nearly 200F, shoots up. "Now," Sasi asks, "what did you want to know about Finnish politics?"

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