This blog comments on Friedman's writings and provides examples of thoughtful editorials for him to emulate in the future.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Grandfather clause

Thanks to James Taranto:

Grandfather Clause
  • "This is not your grandfather's NATO anymore."--Thomas Friedman, New York Times,March 30, 2003
  • "Friends, we are in the midst of an energy crisis--but this is not your grandfather's energy crisis."--Friedman, New York Times, Jan. 20, 2006
  • "Well, my general view is that this isn't your father's recession; it's your grandfather's recession."--former Enron adviser Paul Krugman, New York Times website, Feb. 13, 2009
  • "To appreciate the problem, you need to know that this isn't your father's recession. It's your grandfather's, or maybe even (as I'll explain) your great-great-grandfather's."--Krugman, New York Times, Feb. 20, 2009
  • "I've been saying for almost a decade now that what we have these days aren't your father's recessions, they're your grandfather's recessions."--Krugman, New York Times website,Jan. 17, 2011
  • "And this is the relevant history we should be looking at: this isn't your father's slump, it's your grandfather's slump."--Krugman, New York Times website, Sept. 19, 2011
  • "If Israelis want to escape that fate, it is very important that they understand that we're not your grandfather's America anymore."--Friedman, New York Times, Nov. 11, 2012
  • "This is not your grandfather's battlefield."--Friedman, New York Times, Feb. 2, 2014
  • "We're not dealing anymore with your grandfather's Israel, and they're not dealing anymore with your grandmother's America either."--Friedman, New York Times, April 16, 2014

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