The Silent Majority Wants a Dictatorship Run by Thomas Friedman
How popular are those Tea Parties you’ve been hearing about? So popular that now Thomas Friedman wants one of his own…
[W]hat America desires, by happy coincidence, is a Party of Stuff That Is Important to Thomas Friedman. If only your existing government would get out of the way, this party could move forward, building on the success of the Friedman policy aims that have already been implemented, such as unrestricted global trade and the invasion of Iraq. What else could this broke, dispirited, and war-weary nation ask for?
The beauty of all the listed prescriptions is that they are, by Friedman’s definition, both obviously necessary and obviously popular. The banner of Reform waves back and forth, in all its question-begging glory. Education must be made better! The financial system must be made better! The climate must be made better!
Do you disagree with Thomas Friedman? You would prefer bad education, a defective financial system, and a worse climate. No wonder all of America is against you.
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