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Thursday, January 25, 2007
Blogosphere exchange, in a nutshell
Tom Friedman argues [subscriber-only] that what the Islamic world needs is a Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Peretz, co-owner of the New Republic, calls Friedman "deluded," and his hopes for reform "desperate and pointless," given the primitive, tribal nature of politics in the Islamic world.
Poor Tom Friedman. He is looking for a Muslim Martin Luther King. There is none, Tom. If one were living on earth, they'd break his windows. Imprison him. Or kill him. Finished.
Matthew Yglesias asks: Ahem, what happened to the real Martin Luther King, Jr., here in the tolerant, liberal West?