Thomas Friedman

07/21/2014 - 1:27am

    From Ukraine to the Middle East, some bad actors - Hamas, Vladimir Putin and Israeli settlers to name but a few - are trying to bury the future with the past and divide people. Instead of focusing on them even more, I prefer to write about a company that is burying the past with the future, and actually bringing strangers together.

    Last year, I...

05/29/2014 - 3:01pm

    There was a moment at the height of the Cuban missile crisis in October 1962 when Soviet ships approached to within just a few miles of a U.S. naval blockade and then, at the last minute, turned back - prompting then-Secretary of State Dean Rusk to utter one of the most famous lines from the Cold War: "We...

05/26/2014 - 4:57pm

    Of the many things being said about climate change lately, none was more eloquent than the point made by Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state in the Showtime series "Years of Living Dangerously," when he observed: "We're the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last...

05/22/2014 - 6:07pm

    The more I read the news, the more it looks to me that four words are becoming obsolete and destined to be dropped from our vocabulary. And those words are "privacy," "local," "average" and "later." A lot of what drives today's news derives from the fact that privacy...

05/18/2014 - 11:17pm

    In a famous 1995 interview about her dysfunctional marriage and the infidelity of Prince Charles, Princess Diana noted that "there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded." I find myself thinking of that quote lately to describe the new politics and geopolitics that have been...

05/15/2014 - 4:19am

    I think I'll plan to go from Kiev to Hanoi more often. It's only when you go to two seemingly disconnected places that you see the big trends, and one of the big ones I've noticed is the emergence of "The Square People."

    In 2004, Harvard...

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