Category Archives: Thomas Friedman

Solving the Korea Crisis by Teaching a Horse to Sing – By Thomas Friedman – NYT

“After a couple of days of such discussions, I realized that America is now the odd man out in this drama. Why? Because China and South Korea have one thing in common: The thing they fear most is not a … Continue reading

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Trump Lies. China Thrives. – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

“One of the many dangers posed to our society by having a president who’s a serial liar — and who doesn’t behave like an adult, let alone a president — is that we more easily ignore him even if he … Continue reading

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On a Par 5 in Dubai- Good Humor and a Respite From All Things Trump – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

“So a Hindu, a Muslim and a Jew are playing golf together in Dubai …Sounds like the first line of a joke, right? Actually, it’s the first line of one of those serendipitous stories that often happen when you play … Continue reading

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Why Is Trump Fighting ISIS in Syria? – By Thomas Friedman – NYT

“Let’s go through the logic: There are actually two ISIS manifestations.One is “virtual ISIS.” It is satanic, cruel and amorphous; it disseminates its ideology through the internet. It has adherents across Europe and the Muslim world. In my opinion, that … Continue reading

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President Trump’s Real-World Syria Lesson – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

“With each passing day our new president is discovering that every big problem he faces is like Obamacare — if there were a good, easy solution it would have been found already, and even the less good solutions are more … Continue reading

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Trump Is a Chinese Agent – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

“The big story everyone is chasing is whether President Trump is a Russian stooge. Wrong. That’s all a smoke screen. Trump is actually a Chinese agent. He is clearly out to make China great again. Just look at the facts. … Continue reading

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Donald- Have I Got a Deal for You – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

“Obama had the same three choices on Iran: bomb, acquiesce or negotiate. He did not want to bomb Iranian nuclear installations, because of the uncontrollable events bombing could unleash, and he did not want to acquiesce. So Obama negotiated what … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter on the Trump Team’s Chins – Tom Friedman – NYT

“Government moves “at the speed of trust,” observes Stephen M. R. Covey in his book “The Speed of Trust.” “There is one thing that is common to every individual, relationship, team, family, organization, nation, economy, and civilization throughout the world … Continue reading

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What Trump Is Doing Is Not O.K. – Thomas Friedman – NYT

“Thank God for the resignation in shame by Mike Flynn, President Trump’s national security adviser. And not just because he misled the vice president and engaged in deeply malignant behavior with Russia, but, more important, because maybe it will finally … Continue reading

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President Trump- Will You Save the Jews? – Thomas Friedman – NYT

“Dear President Trump: These are the moments that make or break a presidency. First you were tested by a rival — Russia — and utterly failed to appreciate the corrosive impact on our democracy of your indulgence of Russia’s hacking … Continue reading

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