"Unhappy is the land that needs a hero."
-- Bertolt Brecht
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Thomas Friedman (July 20, 1953)
He done us wrong. We believed him when he promoted the war in Iraq because his international affairs columns had been so insightful in the 90s. I thought his book about Israel-Arab relations was penetrating, as were his ideas about globalization before around 2001. That was then. And now I see him first as an anti-hero and also as a no-longer interesting or relevant commentator.