July 26, 2012

Cockburn on Tom Friedman

Alexander Cockburn.
We lost an important voice when Alexander Cockburn died last week. I think he'd be gratified to see so many blogs providing links to his work. Writers never actually die, you know. As long as their words are read, they live on. And he was widely read this week, and will be for quite some time. (Yes, I'm leading to a Cockburn link. Hang on.)

Yesterday, Glenn Greenwald skewered Tom Friedman on his blog and mentioned a great Cockburn putdown of Friedman. I followed the link and the article was a joy to read. It includes a bounty of embarrassing stories about Friedman's humongous ego. Read the article if you enjoy seeing Friedman shamed. (And who doesn't?)

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