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"The World is Flat" Criticism

December 30, 2005

Apparently I'm not the only person who doesn't like Thomas Friedman's prose style. I don't wholly agree with the review, but it's kind of a funny read nontheless. Personally, I find his style overly repetitive with several of the anecdotes not amounting to much, they seem more like fairly common business magazine fare. There are some good points to the book. I found the couple of pages where he discusses and quotes Karl Marx's prescient description of globalization in The Communist Manifesto particularly interesting.