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  • Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations | Thomas L. Friedman

    Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
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    In his most ambitious work to date, Thomas L. Friedman shows that we have entered an age of dizzying acceleration - and explains how to live in it. Due to an exponential increase in computing power, climbers atop Mount Everest enjoy excellent cell phone service, and self-driving cars are taking to the roads. A parallel explosion of economic interdependency has created new riches as well as spiraling debt burdens.

    Adam Shields says: "It really is an optimists guide to scary stuff"
  • The World Is Flat: Further Updated and Expanded | Thomas L. Friedman

    The World Is Flat: Further Updated and Expanded

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    • By Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
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    With the "flattening" of the globe, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner? Now in a third edition with a new preface, Friedman's account of the flattening of the earth is a modern classic.

    Paul W. Johnson says: "worth the listen"
  • The World Is Flat: The New Material from Release 3.0 | Thomas L. Friedman

    The World Is Flat: The New Material from Release 3.0

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    • By Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
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    These are the two completely new chapters from The World is Flat Release 3.0, on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world, and on the troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world in which we are all becoming publishers and public figures.

    Logan says: "WTF?"
  • From Beirut to Jerusalem | Thomas L. Friedman

    From Beirut to Jerusalem

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    • By Thomas L. Friedman
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    In From Beirut to Jerusalem, Thomas L. Friedman, a columnist for The New York Times and a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, has drawn on his decade in the Middle East to produce the most trenchant, vivid, and thought-provoking book yet on the region.

    Annie says: "They choose the past over the future"
  • The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization | Thomas L. Friedman

    The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization

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    • By Thomas L. Friedman
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    A brilliant investigation of globalization, the most significant socioeconomic trend in the world today, and how it is affecting everything we do - economically, politically, and culturally - abroad and at home. As foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman crisscrosses the globe talking with the world's economic and political leaders. Now he has used his years of experience as a reporter and columnist to produce a pithy, trenchant, riveting look at the worldwide market forces that are driving today's economies.

    Consumer says: "Out of Date"
  • The World Is Flat: Further Updated and Expanded | Thomas L. Friedman

    The World Is Flat: Further Updated and Expanded

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
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    With the "flattening" of the globe, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner? Now in a third edition with a new preface, Friedman's account of the flattening of the earth is a modern classic.

    JSkiff says: "Goodstuff"
  • That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back | Thomas L. Friedman,Michael Mandelbaum

    That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Thomas L. Friedman, Michael Mandelbaum
    • Narrated By Jason Culp
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    America has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. In That Used to Be Us, Thomas L. Friedman, one of our most influential columnists, and Michael Mandelbaum, one of our leading foreign policy thinkers, analyze those challenges - globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation's chronic deficits, and its pattern of energy consumption - and spell out what we need to do now to rediscover America and rise to this moment.

    Soudant says: "We have met the enemy and it is us.... Pogo"
  • Trump, Niger and Connecting the Dots | Thomas L. Friedman

    Trump, Niger and Connecting the Dots

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    • By Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated By Kristi Burns
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    It is easy to ignore the recent story of four U.S. servicemen killed in Niger, the giant state in central Africa, because the place is so remote and the circumstances still so murky. That would be a mistake. Niger highlights a much larger problem — just how foolish, how flat-out dumb President Donald Trump is behaving.

    "Trump, Niger and Connecting the Dots" is from the October 31, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

  • Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations | Thomas L. Friedman

    Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

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    • By Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
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    From the Pulitzer Prize winner and number one international best-selling author of The World Is Flat, an essential and entertaining field guide to thriving in the 21st century. We all sense it - something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your children. You can't miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are speeding up - and it is dizzying.

    Wayne Vercueil says: "extremely interesting"
  • Trump's United American Emirate | Thomas L. Friedman

    Trump's United American Emirate

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    • By Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
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    He left our most important allies there so uncertain about America’s commitment to their security from Russia and to shared values on trade and climate change that German leader Angela Merkel was prompted to tell her countrymen that Europe’s days of relying on the United States are “over to a certain extent,” and therefore Germany and its European allies “really must take our fate into our own hands.”

    "Trump's United American Emirate" is from the May 31, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

  • Destroying Israel from Within | Thomas L. Friedman

    Destroying Israel from Within

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    • By Thomas L. Friedman
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    "Destroying Israel from Within" is from the May 24, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

  • The Trump Doctrine | Thomas L. Friedman

    The Trump Doctrine

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    • By Thomas L. Friedman
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    Well, it took almost a year, but we now have the “Trump Doctrine.” It’s very simple. And, as you’d expect, it fits neatly into a tweet. On nearly every major issue, President Donald Trump’s position is: “Obama built it. I broke it. You fix it.”

    "The Trump Doctrine" is from the October 17, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

  • Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How It Can Renew America | Thomas L. Friedman

    Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How It Can Renew America

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    • By Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
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    Friedman brings a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy - both of which could poison our world if we do not act quickly and collectively. His argument speaks to all of us who are concerned about the state of America in the global future.

    Sean says: "Long, Flat, and Boring"
  • Trump’s Folly | Thomas L. Friedman

    Trump’s Folly

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated By Keith Sellon-Wright
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    America faces two serious national security threats today that look wildly different but have one core feature in common — they both have a low probability of happening, but, if they did happen, they could have devastating consequences for our whole country and the world.

    "Trump’s Folly" is from the September 12, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

  • Netanyahu Makes Trump His Chump | Thomas L. Friedman

    Netanyahu Makes Trump His Chump

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    • By Thomas L. Friedman
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    For those of you confused over the latest fight between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu of Israel, let me make it simple: Barack Obama and John Kerry admire and want to preserve Israel as a Jewish and democratic state in the Land of Israel. I have covered this issue my entire adult life and have never met two U.S. leaders more committed to Israel as a Jewish democracy.

  • Trump: Crazy Like a Fox, or Just Crazy? | Thomas L. Friedman

    Trump: Crazy Like a Fox, or Just Crazy?

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    • By Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated By Keith Sellon-Wright
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    Has the first 100 days of the presidency made Donald Trump nuts?I don’t ask that question as a doctor. I don’t do medical diagnoses. I ask it as a newspaper reader. You read all of Trump’s 100-day interviews and they are just bizarre.Out of nowhere Trump tells us he would be “honored” to negotiate directly with the leader of North Korea, after weeks of threatening war. Out of nowhere he says he would consider a gasoline tax to pay for infrastructure. Out of nowhere he says he is considering breaking up the nation’s biggest banks. He also insists that his Obamacare replacement legislation contains protections for people with pre-existing conditions that it doesn’t.

    "Trump: Crazy Like a Fox, or Just Crazy?" is from the May 02, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

  • Israel to U.S. Jews: You Just Don’t Matter | Thomas L. Friedman

    Israel to U.S. Jews: You Just Don’t Matter

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    • By Thomas L. Friedman
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    To the casual observer, Israel has never looked more secure and prosperous. Its Arab neighbors are in disarray. Iran’s nuclear program has been mothballed for a while. The Trump team could not be friendlier and the Palestinians could not be weaker. All’s quiet on the Tel Aviv front. ...

    "Israel to U.S. Jews: You Just Don’t Matter" is from the July 11, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

  • Online and Scared | Thomas L. Friedman

    Online and Scared

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    • By Thomas L. Friedman
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    It’s where both our president-elect and the leader of ISIS can communicate with equal ease with tens of millions of their respective followers through Twitter — without editors, fact-checkers, libel lawyers or other filters.

    "Online and Scared" is from the January 11, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

  • Trump Is China’s Chump | Thomas L. Friedman

    Trump Is China’s Chump

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    • By Thomas L. Friedman
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    Having just traveled to New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, China, Taiwan and now Hong Kong, I can say without an ounce of exaggeration that more than a few Asia-Pacific business and political leaders have taken President Donald Trump’s measure and concluded that — far from being a savvy negotiator — he’s a sucker who’s shrinking U.S. influence in this region and helping make China great again.

    "Trump Is China’s Chump" is from the June 27, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

  • Folks, We’re Home Alone | Thomas L. Friedman

    Folks, We’re Home Alone

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    • By Thomas L. Friedman
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    Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson wrote a famous memoir, “Present at the Creation,” about the birth of the post-World War II order — an order whose institutions produced six decades of security and growth for a lot of people. We’re now at a similar moment of rapid change — abroad and at home. Many institutions have to be rethought. But any book about Washington today would have to be called “Absent at the Creation.”

    "Folks, We're Home Alone" is from the September 26, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by .

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