Thomas Friedman
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"Thomas Loren Friedman" is an American journalist, columnist and author. He writes a twice-weekly column for The New York Times and has written extensively on foreign affairs including global trade, the Middle East, globalization, and environmental issues, and has won the Pulitzer Prize three times.

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The idea of Iran getting a bomb is very popular with the Iranian people, even those who don't like the regime.

Think about what they mean for the preservation of language, for preservation of text, for the ability of people to tell their stories. It's going to be phenomenal.

If you don't visit the bad neighborhoods, the bad neighborhoods are going to visit you.

I think it's going to be one of the biggest middle-class jobs -- collaborators. Collaborators are people who are good at working as part of global knowledge, manufacturing or supply chains.

JFK wanted to put a man on the moon. My vision is to put every American man and woman on a campus. ... The World is Flat.

In this era of mounting complexity with more people, systems and products entwined in a bewildering web of global networks, explaining is an enormously valuable skill.

[Frank Rich, for example, asked about the lack of commentary, replied:] We are independent operators who work outside the newsroom. ... We are truly home alone. We can write whatever we want.

If I had something to say about it, I'd write about it.