I learned a lot from this article. Who the people are, the implications of our new administration, the importances of consistent leadership, the corrupting nature of power, and influence of the west. And more.
At a Brookings Institution event a few days later, Friedman responded brusquely. “I got news for you—the entire Arab world is dysfunctional right now,” he said. “And so when I see someone who is having the balls to take on the religious component of that, to take on the economic component, to take on the political, with all of his flaws . . . I wanna stick my head up and say, ‘God, I hope you succeed.’