Thomas Friedman: This Isn’t Your Grandma’s Recession


Author and journalist Thomas Friedman comments on the enormous depth of the financial crisis. "You put that much leverage, on that much globalization and wrap it in that much complexity and start it in America, and I tell you...Grandma never saw this before," says Friedman.

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When Thomas Friedman was at Book Passage last fall to talk about Hot, Flat and Crowded, he agreed to return in the spring to discuss how environmental issues were being dealt with in the new administration.

He contends that the green revolution will be the biggest innovation project in American history. Friedman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer for the N.Y. Times and the author of The World is Flat. - Book Passage Bookstore

Thomas L. Friedman, a columnist for The New York Times, is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board. Friedman was bureau chief for The Times in Beirut and Jerusalem before writing, From Beirut to Jerusalem, which won the National Book Award for non-fiction. His book, The Lexus and the Olive Tree won the 2000 Overseas Press Club award for best nonfiction book on foreign policy. His latest work, The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century, won the inaugural Goldman Sachs/Financial Times Business Book of the Year award. He has a B.A. in Mediterranean studies from Brandeis University and a Master of Philosophy degree in Modern Middle East studies from Oxford.

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