Thomas Friedman

04/16/2015 - 4:44pm

    In September 1996, I visited Iran. One of my most enduring memories of that trip was that in my hotel lobby there was a sign above the door proclaiming "Down With USA." But it wasn't a banner or graffiti. It was tiled and plastered into the wall. I thought to myself: "Wow - that's...

12/18/2014 - 3:29am

    Why do people line up to come to this country? Why do they build boats from milk cartons to sail here? Why do they trust our diplomats and soldiers in ways true of no other country? It's because we are a beacon of opportunity and freedom, and also...

12/11/2014 - 4:37pm

    The Islamic State has visibly attracted young Muslims from all over the world to its violent movement to build a caliphate in Iraq and Syria. But here's what's less visible - the online backlash against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL...

12/11/2014 - 3:37pm

    Flying into New York the other day, I got my first good look at the Freedom Tower, now known as 1 World Trade Center, the skyscraper that sits atop 9/11's ground zero. It does, indeed, scrape the sky, topping out at a patriotic 1,776 feet. Thirteen...

12/04/2014 - 2:53pm

    Thanksgiving is a time for dinner-table conversation. If you're short of news drumsticks to chew on, here are a few you may have missed.

    For starters, it's true the world would be safer...

11/27/2014 - 7:18pm

    I participated in the World Parks Congress in Sydney last week and learned a new phrase: "a black elephant." A black elephant, explained the London-based investor and environmentalist Adam Sweidan, is a cross between "a black swan" (an...

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