Thomas L.

Author, journalist

Thomas writes about: Economics, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Technology

Thomas Friedman has written his prominent foreign affairs column in The New York Times, where he covers domestic and international politics, economics, globalization, and technology, since 1995. He has been with the Grey Lady since 1981, serving as Beirut bureau chief, Jerusalem bureau chief, and diplomatic, White House, and economic correspondent. He has won the Pulitzer Prize three times: in 1983 and 1988 for international reporting and in 2002 for commentary.

Friedman is the author of seven books, including From Beirut to Jerusalem and The World Is Flat. His latest bestseller, published in 2016, is Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations, which explains how we might adapt to the rapidly changing forces of technology, the market, and climate change.

If you want to be an optimist about America, stand on your head. The country looks so much better from the bottom up.


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