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Thomas Friedman

New York Times columns

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Thomas L. Friedman became the paper’s foreign-affairs columnist in 1995. He won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, his third Pulitzer for The New York Times. Columnist Biography…


  • 9/11 and 4/11
    We are addicted to dirty fossil fuels, and this addiction is driving a whole set of toxic trends that are harming our nation and world in many different ways.
    July 20, 2008
  • So Popular and So Spineless
    There was something filthy about Russia’s and China’s vetoes of the American-led U.N. Security Council effort to impose sanctions on Robert Mugabe’s ruling clique in Zimbabwe.
    July 16, 2008
  • Anxious in America
    We need nation-building at home, and we cannot wait another year to get started.
    June 29, 2008
  • Taking Ownership of Iraq?
    We may one day look back on the last few months as Iraq’s real war of liberation. The one we led five years ago didn’t count.
    June 25, 2008
  • Mr. Bush, Lead or Leave
    It is hard to find the words to express what a fraudulent, pathetic excuse for an energy policy President Bush’s new plan is.
    June 22, 2008
  • Iraq: Still Inscrutable
    What we do next in Iraq how and why is barely getting discussed in the presidential campaign. It might be useful to start talking about it.
    June 18, 2008
  • Letter From Cairo
    If prices keep soaring, food and fuel could reshape politics around the developing world as much as nationalism or Communism did in their days.
    June 15, 2008
  • Obama on the Nile
    It would not be an exaggeration to say that the Democrats’ nomination of Barack Obama as their candidate for president has improved America’s image abroad.
    June 11, 2008
  • People vs. Dinosaurs
    Before dismissing prospects for Israel’s longevity, Iran’s toxic president should remember that while his country invests in oil, Israel invests in its people, a renewable resource.
    June 8, 2008
  • Time for Radical Pragmatism
    We need a radical departure because the course that Israelis and Palestinians are on does not have enough energy to produce a solution.
    June 4, 2008
  • It’s All About Leverage
    When you have leverage, talk to your foes. When you don’t have leverage, get some. Then talk.
    June 1, 2008
  • Truth or Consequences
    What would a mythical, truth-telling presidential candidate say about the best energy policy for America?
    May 28, 2008
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