Category Archives: Thomas Friedman

Opinion | Can I Ruin Your Dinner Party? (Italy Libya and the EU) – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

But the European pillar of this community of democracies has never been more under assault — so much so that for the first time I wonder if this European pillar will actually crumble. From Italy you can see all the … Continue reading

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Opinion | America First or Trump First? – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

The second I finished watching President Trump fawning over Vladimir Putin in Helsinki — refusing to defend the conclusions of his own intelligence services about Russia’s interference in our 2016 elections — I knew I was seeing something I’d never … Continue reading

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Opinion | Trump and Putin vs. America – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

From the beginning of his administration, President Trump has responded to every new bit of evidence from the C.I.A., F.B.I. and N.S.A. that Russia intervened in our last election on his behalf by either attacking Barack Obama or the Democrats … Continue reading

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Opinion | Why Are So Many Political Parties Blowing Up? (Part 1) – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

“If you haven’t already noticed, let me be the first on your block to point it out: The big mainstream political parties across the industrialized world are all blowing up at once. It’s quite extraordinary.The U.S. Republican Party has blown … Continue reading

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Opinion | Trump: Trying to Remake America in His Own Image – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

“First Donald Trump remade the Republican Party in his own image, and now he is trying to remake America the same way — into a selfish, dishonest country with no close friends, totally unpredictable, free of any commitment to enduring … Continue reading

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Opinion | Sounding Code Red: Electing the Trump Resistance – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

With the primary season winding down and the midterms soon upon us, it’s time to point out that this election is not about what you may think it’s about. It is not a choice between the particular basket of policies … Continue reading

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Opinion | Hamas- Netanyahu and Mother Nature – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

Princess Diana once famously observed that there were three people in her marriage, “so it was a bit crowded.” The same is true of Israelis and Palestinians. The third person in their marriage is Mother Nature — and she’ll batter … Continue reading

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Opinion | Trump’s Dream Come True: Trashing Obama and Iran in One Move – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

My wife is building a language museum in Washington (I’m its vice chairman), so people often send her funny examples of word play, including a list of mixed-up idioms from oxforddictionaries.com. Among my favorites: “Don’t judge a book before it’s … Continue reading

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Opinion | Israel’s Got Its Own Refugee Dilemma: African ‘Dreamers’ – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

TEL AVIV — It’s been obvious to me for some time that the Israeli-Arab conflict is to wider global geopolitical trends what Off Broadway is to Broadway. If you want a hint of what’s coming to a geopolitical theater near … Continue reading

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Some Things Are True Even if Trump Believes Them – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

Thomas Friedman is great when he is on. He writes that China is a big problem, but the Trump steel tariff hurts our allies and not China. Then: “So what would a smart American president do? First, he’d sign the … Continue reading

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