Thomas L. Mandelbaum


Yesterday I had some sport with Thomas L. Friedman's hacktacular columnizing about NATO expansion, including his laughable over-reliance on John Hopkins sovietologist Michael Mandelbaum in 11 different NATO-bashing columns. I present to you the first sentence of Friedman's column from today, with no further comment:

In his book "The Ideas That Conquered the World," Michael Mandelbaum tells a story about a young girl who is eating dinner at a friend's house and her friend's mother asks her if she likes brussels sprouts.