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Monday, June 28, 2004

Thomas Friedman: Entire

I heard Thomas Friedman speak the other day, on his views on the war in Iraq, the war on terror, and globalization; and on his upcoming book project. A fascinating worldview. Something that comes across really well in person is the warmth of the man. I lost track of how many times he said "I got so mad! I wrote a column...." It was really quite endearing. Here was an intellectual who wasn't afraid to admit that he cares intensely about things. The balance of passion with clear and articulate thinking isn't that easy to find, and is quite appealing.