Thomas Friedman Quotes (128 quotes)
“Al Qaeda is nothing more than a mutant supply chain. They're playing off the same platform as Wal-Mart and Dell. They're just not restrained by it. What is al Qaeda? It's an open source religious political movement that works off the global supply chain. That's what we're up against in Iraq. We're up against a suicide supply chain.”
Interview published in Wired website in 2006, "Why the World Is Flat" by By Daniel H. Pink
The World is Flat (2005). Sometimes quoted as: "If you don't visit the bad neighborhoods, the bad neighborhoods are going to visit you."
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsThomas Friedman
Born: July 20, 1953 (age 65)
Occupation: Journalist, author, columnist
Bio: Thomas Lauren Friedman is an American journalist, columnist and author. He writes a twice-weekly column for The New York Times. He has written extensively on foreign affairs including global trade, the Middle East, and environmental issues and has won the Pulitzer Prize three times.
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