Remembering Otto Warmbier, an American Victim of Communism

Yesterday’s passing of Otto Warmbier marked a tragic and unjustifiable end to a promising young American’s life. While never having met Warmbier, his passing has a way of feeling close to home — not the least because he was, like me, a Virginia transplant with an interest in economics. I can even relate to the intellectual curiosity and sense of adventure that likely led him to visit North Korea in the first place. But unlike Warmbier, I certainly couldn’t hold a candle to his many life achievements, including being named his high school’s soccer team captain, homecoming king, and class