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25.8.03

Tom-Foolery

Lately I find myself daydreaming about telling Tom Friedman to his face what a useless asshole he is. By the looks of the blogosphere, lots of people are having the same fantasies. But today's New York Observer also gives him a well deserved skewering:
He writes dismissively of "the wall in the Arab mind." It's one thing when George W. Bush and the right-wingers demonstrate blanket insensitivity to Arab societies. They would be that way. They would, after all, heedlessly cause the destruction of the Iraqi museum, the dispersal and erasure of its cultural treasures. But Thomas Friedman's constituency is liberals, the museum audience. This makes his point of view more significant.

Sure, the venue ain't exactly a newspaper of record, but unlike lefty blogs, he might actually read this one. You should too.


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