Thomas Friedman, read your Chomsky: The New York Times gets Putin/Obama all wrong, again "Do you realize now what you've done?" The best question about our Middle East disasters actually comes from Putin.
Thomas Friedman: What I worry about. "The boundaries have all been pierced, and it leaves me speechless," in describing when he first learned of suicide bombers, and the new phase of terrorism playing out.
Measuring globalization: Understanding measures of globalization is a problematic issue. Undersized countries will constantly be on top. They must operate on a global basis to continue to exist. Singapore, for example, trade in everything, inclusive of water. Large economies like the US score lesser, in part since they buy and sell a lot more within their territory and nevertheless they are domicile to the world’s most universal cities, like New York and San Francisco.