Thomas Friedman

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Thomas L. Friedman is a columnist for the New York Times and has authored a number of books, including From Beirut to Jerusalem, recounting his years a reporter in Lebanon and Israel, as well as The Lexus and the Olive Tree, a defense of globalization, and neoliberal trade/politics.

His work has been critized for being a defense of neo-liberal policies/politics while deriding those challenging these policies. [1]

He is also a supporter of the war in Iraq. [2]

He is married to Ann Friedman. "In England, he met Ann Bucksbaum, a Phi Beta Kappa Stanford graduate studying at the London School of Economics. She came from a wealthy Iowa real-estate family. They courted and married in 1978 during a small ceremony in London’s Hyde Park Synagogue." The article adds that "One irony is that Friedman married into one of the 100 richest families in the country a quarter century ago and now is far more famous than it is. The Bucksbaums, widely recognized as benevolent leaders in the real-estate industry and pioneers in the development of shopping malls, are worth about $2.7 billion. Friedman says his father-in-law, patriarch Matthew Bucksbaum, is his best friend." [3]


Friedman's books

  • From Beirut to Jerusalem, Anchor Books; Updated edition August 1990. ISBN 0385413726.
  • The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization, Anchor Books; May 2000. ISBN 0385499345.
  • Longitudes and Attitudes: The World in the Age of Terrorism, Anchor Books, August 2003. ISBN 1400031257.
  • The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, April 2005. ISBN 0739461621
  • The World Is Flat: Expanded Edition A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, April 2006. ISBN 0374292795 ISBN 978-0374292799
  • The World Is Flat 3.0 A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, Picador, July 2007. ISBN 0312425074


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  3. Thomas Friedman is On Top of the World, Washingtonian, accessed November 1, 2008.
  4. Board, Pulitzer Prize, accessed December 18, 2007.