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THOMAS FRIEDMAN

Thomas Friedman writes a column for the New York Times.

Articles by THOMAS FRIEDMAN

Commentary: The Third Intifada Commentary: The Third Intifada
34 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
RAMALLAH, West Bank — For a while now I’ve wondered why there’s been no Third Intifada. That is, no third Palestinian uprising in the West Bank, the first of which helped to spur the Oslo peace process ... [Read More]
Commentary: A wonderful country Commentary: A wonderful country
34 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
TEL AVIV, Israel — One of the most popular shows on Israeli TV is called “Eretz Nehederet” or “A Wonderful Country.” It’s a comedy show that lives to make fun of Israeli politicians and the absurdities of life here. [Read More]
Commentary: Why Kerry is scary Commentary: Why Kerry is scary
35 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
TEL AVIV, Israel — It is pretty clear now that Secretary of State John Kerry will either be Israel’s diplomatic salvation or the most dangerous diplomatic fanatic that Israel has ever encountered. [Read More]
Commentary: 1; 5,000; 500,000 Commentary: 1; 5,000; 500,000
35 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
If you’re confused about all the turmoil in the Arab world and asking how the United States should respond, I find it useful to consider three questions: [Read More]
Commentary: WikiLeaks, drought and Syria Commentary: WikiLeaks, drought and Syria
36 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
In the 1970s, I got both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in modern Middle East studies, and I can assure you that at no time did environmental or climate issues appear anywhere in the syllabi of my courses. [Read More]
Commentary: The man on the wall Commentary: The man on the wall
37 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
I’ve always thought that the reason Ariel Sharon was such an enduring presence in Israeli political life is that he personally reflected three of the most important states of mind that the state of Israel has gone through since its founding. [Read More]
Commentary: If I had a hammer Commentary: If I had a hammer
37 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
My favorite story in Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee’s fascinating new book, “The Second Machine Age,” is when the Dutch chess grandmaster Jan Hein Donner was asked how he’d prepare for a chess match against a computer, like IBM’s Deep Blue. Donner replied: “I would bring a hammer." [Read More]
Commentary: This is not just about us Commentary: This is not just about us
38 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Every day the headlines from the Arab world get worse: An al-Qaida affiliate group, aided by foreign fighters, battles with seven different homegrown Syrian rebel groups for control of the region around Aleppo, Syria. [Read More]
Commentary: Compromise not a four-letter word in current climate Commentary: Compromise not a four-letter word in current climate
38 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Former Sen. Alan Simpson likes to say that if you can’t learn to compromise on issues without compromising yourself, you should not be in Congress, be in business or get married. [Read More]
Commentary: Monetizing your closet Commentary: Monetizing your closet
40 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
I interviewed Brian Chesky, the co-founder of Airbnb, in July about the “sharing economy.” [Read More]
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