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Nearly In Defense Of Thomas Friedman

Posted on | October 19, 2010 | 1 Comment

by Smitty (h/t VodkaPundit)

Goldberg’s demolition is rather thorough, a gold medal fisking, I daresay, but TF can almost be given credit for randomly approaching somewhere:

Friedman is of late very frustrated with America for its failure to do what he says it must. Last September, in one of many columns lamenting that China does things better than we do, he wrote: “Watching both the health care and climate/energy debates in Congress, it is hard not to draw the following conclusion: There is only one thing worse than one-party autocracy, and that is one-party democracy, which is what we have in America today.” He continues: “One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks, but when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages.”

Friedman has almost stumbled onto the existence of the Ruling Class.




It really takes a great deal of control to come that close to an important observation while remaining. . .just a bit outside. This blog would like to take a moment an applaud Friedman’s fine-grained idiocy management.


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