Matt Taibbi has a hilarious review of Thomas Friedman's new book here.
"Man travels to India, plays golf, sees Pizza Hut billboard, listens to Indian CEO mutter small talk, writes 470-page book reversing the course of 2000 years of human thought."
Thomas Friedman on flatness is "like letting a chimpanzee loose in the NORAD control room; even the best-case scenario is an image that could keep you awake well into your 50s".
Francis Wheen got Friedman in one in Mumbo Jumbo, where he recounts Friedman sauntering up the [Thai Prime Minister?] and telling him how he has news for him as now owns the country as a global shareholder. "How does it feel Mr Prime Minister?" ask Friedman - or some such. How it is the PM didn't throttle him, says Wheen, is a wonder.