Thomas Friedman is a big deal. He’s won the pulitzer prize. First in 1983, for his coverage of the war in Lebanon, again in 1988 for coverage of Israel, and lastly in 2002 for his thoughts on the worldwide impact of the terrorist threat (that’s three pulitzer prizes, for you non-math majors). Set to take place at 4:30pm at the Whitney Humanities Center, today’s talk will include a discussion of the central ideas in Friedman’s book, “That Used to Be Us: How America Fell in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back”. The columnist, a reporter and author of five best-selling books, has both an incredibly impressive background and an awkwardly similar resemblance to Paul Krugman, American economist and op-ed columnist for the NY Times. Regardless, this talk looks promising for those even vaguely interested in international relations or globalization. Plus, it’s free and open to the public (read: get there early).
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