Thursday, February 25, 2010

Another "The World is Flat" review: Why the world looks flat to Friedman

Here's a review on the book from 2005. The review is on a pro-socialism site so the text really focuses on the side of the story that Friedman missed...the people. It's an interesting analysis somewhat similar to the Raymond Lotta analysis "A Jagged, Unjust, and Obsolete World."

Review by Elizabeth Terzakis | October 28, 2005 | Page 8
Thomas Friedman, The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005, 488 pages, $27.50.
ABOUT 50 pages into The World Is Flat, you start to wonder how New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman found the time to write so much about so little. Surely his usual activities as a mouthpiece for the Pentagon and corporate America --playing free-trade apologist for global sweatshops, promoting U.S. imperialism, hypocritically calling for fatwas from Arab leaders between Islamophobic rants--leaves him too busy to natter on for hundreds of pages about nothing.
You would think. Tortuously, you would be wrong...Continued Here.

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