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Tuesday, April 19, 2005


The Leftist and the Olive Tree

Robert Wright makes the case for Thomas Friedman's The World Is Flat. I tend to agree with him. I'm a big believer in prosperity as an engine of social and political change. And, like Friedman (!) I think that a social safety net is one way to speed the excellent, positive things that come from globalization while taking the edge off its downside.

UPDATE: In the comments, J.P. linked to this review of the same book, a Mark-Twain-vs.-James-Fenimore-Cooper-style evisceration of Friedman's prose style. It's really, really funny. So I'm moving it to the main page.


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