... says Thomas Friedman in one of the many inept passages in his book The World is Flat. Now Suhail Kazi sends me this link to a hilarious review by Matt Taibbi. Strictly speaking it isn’t so much a review as a long rant full of ad hominems, but it can be argued the Friedman book deserves no better.
Also, just had to share this bit from the closing pages of the book, it had me in splits:
"The flattening of the world...has presented us with new opportunities, new challenges...particularly as Americans. It is imperative that we be the best global citizens that we can be - because in a flat world, if you don't visit a bad neighborhood, it might visit you."