Thomas L. Friedman
Thomas L. Friedman

An internationally renowned author, reporter, and, columnist—the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and the author of six bestselling books

 

Letter From Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is a country that is easier to write about from afar, where you can just tee off on the place as a source of the most austere, antipluralistic version of Islam — the most extreme versions of which have been embraced by the Islamic State, or ISIS. What messes me up is when I go there and meet people I really like and I see intriguing countertrends.

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