Friday, April 22, 2005

Puncturing pomposity

The New York Press, a free weekly that is unusual for its Village Voice-type market segment in being conservative or libertarian rather than liberal or left, has a hilarious column today trashing Thomas Friedman's latest 500-page doorstop. I think I agree with Friedman about a lot of things, such as being pro-free trade - I say I think so, because I have always found him way too unreadable to find out for sure - but that's no defense of bad writing and mushy thinking.