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Thomas Friedman, you pitiful fool, cont’d

Featured image Mark Hemingway draws attention to Thomas Friedman’s latest candidate for inclusion in our “Thomas Friedman, you pitiful fool” series. Let me turn the floor over to Hemingway: Thomas Friedman, apparently trying to top his many previous attempts to convincingly demonstrate coherence is just beyond his grasp, opens his column today thusly[.] Hemingway quotes Friedman: The Associated Press reported last week that Fidel Castro, the former president of Cuba, wrote an »

Thomas Friedman, you pitiful fool, cont’d

Featured image New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has a recurring daydream. In Friedman’s daydream the United States adopts the highly efficient Chinese Communist mode of government under the leadership of “a reasonably enlightened group of people” — such as Friedman finds the Chinese Communists to be. Friedman finds enlightenment among the Chinese Communists in their collective pursuit of “electric cars, solar power, energy efficiency, batteries, nuclear power and wind power.” By »

Thomas Friedman, you pitiful fool

Featured image New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has a bad habit of fantasizing that the United States is subject to a government in the mode of the Chinese Communist regime. Friedman’s fantasy has been noted by many observers such as Jonah Goldberg, who has declared Friedman a liberal fascist. Friedman’s utopian daydream is a liberal fantasy that fits into a long and disgraceful tradition of protecting or celebrating Communists and Communism »

A close reading of Thomas Friedman

Featured image It hurts. It’s painful. It didn’t have to be done, but I’m grateful that Barry Rubin has undertaken a close reading of one of Thomas Friedman’s recent profusions of inanity. Rubin begins with an apt quotation from Bob Dylan and then says in his own words: The entertainment director on the ship of fools that constitutes so much mainstream analysis of the Middle East—I refer, of course, to Thomas Friedman—has »

Immelt’s Great Face Plant Forward

Featured image New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has a recurring daydream. In Friedman’s daydream the United States adopts the highly efficient Chinese Communist mode of government under the leadership of “a reasonably enlightened group of people” — such as Friedman finds the Chinese Communists to be. Friedman finds enlightenment among the Chinese Communists in their collective pursuit of “electric cars, solar power, energy efficiency, batteries, nuclear power and wind power.” GE »

Awakenings

Featured image Yesterday we featured the personal reflections of William Shawcross on his new book, Justice and the Enemy: Nuremberg, 9/11, and the Trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Shawcross is the author of many interesting books. Those of us of a certain age are probably most familiar with him from his book Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon, and the Destruction of Cambodia. Originally published in 1979, Sideshow was a huge hit among the left. »