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Longitudes and Attitudes by Thomas L. Friedman
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Dec 26, 2008

really liked it
Read in December, 2008

Subtitled "The World in the Age of Terrorism." Thomas Friedman is a respected newspaper editorialist and author. This book compiles his New York Times columns written in the two years following the 9/11/01 attacks. It's interesting to read and remember the emotional reactions we all felt, and to see Friedman's broad-based international perspective and insightful analysis. It's also fascinating to see how perceptions and analysis changed as the weeks and months passed.

A second segment is Friedman's unpublished personal diary, and gives even more insight into his thoughts about the times. Friedman was in Israel during the attacks, and traveled throughout the Middle East in the weeks that followed. There are some interesting insights about anti-American sentiments and how they changed during that time.

Somewhat long and tedious, but good material if you're interested in a better understanding of world politics.
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