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Is Thomas Friedman Wrong about MBS?

October 12, 2018

Columnist Thomas Friedman bravely admits that even when he’s egregiously wrong about the Saudi crown prince, he’s right. Faced with a tiny embarrassment, Thomas Friedman has had to take the extreme measure of quoting himself in extenso in an effort to wriggle out of his rapturous...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Latest “Trends” with Thomas Friedman

December 04, 2017

Friedman is the archetypical trend spotter. If trends didn’t exist — and, happily for him, they do — he would have to invent them. For decades, Thomas Friedman has been selling himself as America’s top producer of labels for global trends that nobody else has noticed. Just last week, he...

The Myth of the “Yemen Model”

June 12, 2013

Misconceptions over the "Arab Spring" lead to flawed analysis and disastrous policies. Thomas Friedman's recent op-ed is a case in point. Shortly following the internationally funded uncontested election in Yemen, a high-ranking western diplomat berated me for not voting. When I...