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From Beirut to Jerusalem by Thomas L. Friedman
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Dec 28, 07

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Read in December, 2001

If you're sick and tired of what a pedantic wind-bag Thomas Friedman has become since his stupid 'lexus & olive-tree' epiphany, take a trip back to when he was less pedantic, less wind-baggish, and could make a point without the use of a dozen unnecessary, self-aggrandizing anecdotes.

From Beirut to Jerusalem is entertaining, well-written, poignant, and a great primer to middle-eastern/Israeli-Palestinian affairs. The Beirut section of the book is a bit better than the Jerusalem section (I get the feeling he had different editors for each), but overall it remains indispensable reading.
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Rene Hache very very true


Rosie Tighe Wow, I could have written this review. Precisely!


Susan Decker Brendan's review said all the things I wanted to say. Thanks, Brendan. Excellent book.


Susan Decker Brendan's review said all the things I wanted to say. Thanks, Brendan. Excellent book.


John Bray Nicely put, Brendan. I read this book not long after it was published and I think it's safe to say it really changed my attitudes to all things Mid-east. BUT...since then...pedantic windbag hits it on the head. Anyway, this is first time I've cared to comment on anything here...again, we'll done!


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