Limning Thomas Friedman

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on March 8, 2010

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I don’t know whether Thomas Friedman offended Jonah Goldberg in a past life, but if he did, Goldberg certainly got his revenge.

Of course, one can be perfectly happy that Goldberg decided to take on Friedman’s rhetorical . . . er . . . flatulence. The world will be a better place when more people realize that when it comes to Thomas Friedman, there isn’t much intellectual sizzle, and even less steak.

  • http://twitter.com/MichaelWFisk Michael Fisk

    The “no sizzle, even less steak” argument was pretty much what I got out of his writing when I read one of his books a few years ago… a few pages in, “wow, this guy's on to something, albeit somewhat rough”. A couple chapters in, “this is getting kinda convoluted.” Halfway through, “enough of this”, and left it there.

  • http://twitter.com/MichaelWFisk Michael Fisk

    The “no sizzle, even less steak” argument was pretty much what I got out of his writing when I read one of his books a few years ago… a few pages in, “wow, this guy's on to something, albeit somewhat rough”. A couple chapters in, “this is getting kinda convoluted.” Halfway through, “enough of this”, and left it there.

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