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THOMAS FRIEDMAN

Thomas Friedman writes a column for the New York Times.

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Commentary: Four words going bye-bye Commentary: Four words going bye-bye
22 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
The more I read the news, the more it looks to me that four words are becoming obsolete and destined to be dropped from our vocabulary. And those words are “privacy,” “local,” “average” and “later.” [Read More]
Commentary: The square people, Part 2 Commentary: The square people, Part 2
22 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
In a famous 1995 interview about her dysfunctional marriage and the infidelity of Prince Charles, Princess Diana noted that “there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.” [Read More]
Commentary: The Square People, Part 1 Commentary: The Square People, Part 1
23 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
HANOI, Vietnam — I think I’ll plan to go from Kiev to Hanoi more often. It’s only when you go to two seemingly disconnected places that you see the big trends, and one of the big ones I’ve noticed is the emergence of “The Square People.” [Read More]
Commentary: More chopsticks needed, please Commentary: More chopsticks needed, please
23 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
HANOI, Vietnam — By an accident of scheduling, I’ve visited Kiev and Hanoi in the last couple weeks, and it’s been accidentally extremely revealing. Ukraine is a middle power living next to a giant bear, and Vietnam is a middle power living next to a giant tiger. [Read More]
Commentary: Go big, get crazy Commentary: Go big, get crazy
24 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Up to now, Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, has been playing a weak hand in Ukraine very well. I mean, how strong are you when your allies insist on wearing masks? But Putin thinks he knows his adversaries better than they know themselves. [Read More]
Commentary: It's not just about Obama Commentary: It's not just about Obama
24 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
There has been a festival of commentary of late bemoaning the pusillanimous foreign policy of President Barack Obama. If only we had a president who rode horses shirtless, wrestled a tiger or took a bite out of a neighboring country, we’d all feel much safer. [Read More]
Commentary: Challenging Putin's values Commentary: Challenging Putin's values
25 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
While you can talk about Ukraine until the cows come home, this story is 95 percent about Vladimir Putin and how he has chosen to define Russia’s interests. The truth is, Russia and its neighbors need a different definition of Russia’s interests. [Read More]
Commentary: Who will influence whom? Commentary: Who will influence whom?
25 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Sometimes the simplest question speaks the biggest truth. I was meeting with some Maidan activists here in Kiev last week, and we were talking about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s insistence that Ukraine was part of Russia’s traditional “sphere of influence” and “buffer zone?" [Read More]
Commentary: It's all about May 25 Commentary: It's all about May 25
26 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
KIEV, Ukraine — The word “maidan” means “square” in Ukrainian and in Arabic. And the “Independence Maidan” of Kiev, like the “Tahrir Maidan” of Cairo, has been the scene of an awe-inspiring burst of democratic aspirations. [Read More]
Commentary: Getting a job at Google, Part 2 Commentary: Getting a job at Google, Part 2
26 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — How’s my kid going to get a job? There are few questions I hear more often than that one. [Read More]
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