Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas L Friedman | Book review | Books | The GuardianT here can be few writers so adept at catching the American mood as Thomas Friedman. The paean continued in The World Is Flat, which appeared in , but by then globalisation was not looking so unambiguously benign and the subtext of Friedman's jubilation was the threat it was posing to the American way of life. One of the book's messages was that the US needed to reduce its dependency on imported oil. American 'energy independence' would allow the US to delink itself from the global market. In this way, the prophet of globalisation seemed to be suggesting, the US could turn its back on the frighteningly unAmerican world that globalisation was actually producing. Friedman's latest book synthesises ideas that have been floating around in America ever since the scale of the disaster in Iraq became undeniable.
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