Flattening Friedman


The New York Press's Matt Taibbi, the man responsible for those lame pope jokes, earns back some goodwill with his review of Thomas Friedman's The World Is Flat. The book's thesis doesn't get much attention; Taibbi's too busy reeling from Friedman's mixed metaphors and misapplied cliches: "by the end–and I'm not joking here–we are meant to understand that the flat world is a giant ice-cream sundae that is more beef than sizzle, in which everyone can fit his hose into his fire hydrant, and in which most but not all of us are covered with a mostly good special sauce." After that description, I'm almost tempted to read the book.

[Via Public Humiliation.]