By that I mean that they live in a specialized world of their own imagination in which the needs of; career, editorial boards, producers, and vapid news program hosts are the stuff of dreams come and gone.
Friedman wrote a book called "Flat Earth" (or something like that) in which he posited the idea that all of mankind is being ironed flat by the steamroller of globalization. (metaphor – somewhat mixed). In the Friedmanean dictum below he writes that the Arab sheikhs of Iraq are the answer. I am here to tell you folks that if there are people on earth who do not inhabit Friedman’s "flat earth," they are Arab sheikhs. they are the upholders of traditional and particularist life. They are the guardians of ‘urf (tribal law). Those are the very characteristics that have made them rise in rebellon against Al-Qa’ida. You think it was our money? Yes, they like money? They need money. Their people need money. How many of us do not like money?
The New York Times pays these men to write this tripe? pl