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Friday, August 04, 2006

The World is Not Flat

I really don't like Thomas Friedman much, and never have. I can't figure out why otherwise thoughtful people regard him as thoughtful, when his main skill appears, to me, to be putting a generous, caring costume on traditional programs of exploitation. It makes me quite angry. Plus I just envy his reach.

This quote comes from the Council for a Livable World:

"New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, a staunch and early supporter of the war from an internationalist position, has finally had it. In today's New York Times, Friedman wrote 'three years of efforts to democratize Iraq are not working. That means ‘staying the course' is pointless, and it's time to start thinking about Plan B - how we might disengage with the least damage possible.'

It is not quite like President Lyndon Johnson losing prestigious CBS broadcaster Walter Cronkite on the Vietnam War, but it is close."

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