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Michiko Kakutani Is Destroying The Fabric Of American Culture
Nothing compares with Tom Friedman, who plays the Times as his personal Wurlitzer. When Tom has an idea, a Big Idea, the Times shakes with excitement and the World listens. Here's how it starts, quietly, innocently: In a column from Mexico on April 1, 2004, Friedman waits until paragraph #4 before he slips it in. Just look at this remarkable level of craft at work: "Mexico's problem, in a nutshell, is this: The world is flat — or at least getting flatter." Here indeed is the master at work.