Sunday, December 22, 2013

Thomas Friedman: “The Middle East Finally Wore Us Out.”

Thomas Friedman on fading foreign news. Interviewed by Howard Kurtz. Video. Media Buzz. Fox News, December 22, 2013. YouTube.


The Middle East finally wore us out, you know, in a sense, even myself. Where it is just so many things going the wrong way in so many places. . . . Not worn out in the sense of my own intellectual curiosity which is still there. But worn out in the sense of I try to write a solutions-oriented column. I don’t do pessimism very well. I find myself out of ideas when it comes to how to navigate out of the problems of this region.