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The Imperial Messenger: Thomas Friedman at Work (Counterblasts) Paperback – 14 Nov 2011

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Verso (14 Nov. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781844677498
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844677498
  • ASIN: 1844677494
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 1.7 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,581,525 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The hubris, sophistry, consistent hypocrisy, and buffoonery of the New York Times s most widely read columnist is systematically deconstructed and laid bare. A must-read. --Dahr Jamail, journalist and author of 'Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq'

Filleting the silliest man on the planet needs a sure scalpel, and Belen Fernandez wields hers with deadly finesse. --Alexander Cockburn, editor of CounterPunch

Belen Fernandez is a revelation to those who don't know her yet and a confirmation for those happy few who have known her sublime sense of political satire subdued, innocent, piercing, frightful. She is a political satirist of the generation X vintage low-key, self-effacing, happenstance, what-ever -type who crawls under your skin and begins to tickle and before you know it bite. She insinuates so effortlessly, you think she is just chilling she is not. Her book on Thomas Friedman is an act of restitution, a declaration of independence from a young, idealist, brave, and defiant generation of Americans who have had it up to here with barefaced banality that has been fed to them for too long. She is talking back boldly, patiently, chapter and verse, going in for the kill. --Hamid Dabashi, author of Iran, the Green Movement and the USA: The Fox and the Paradox

About the Author

BELEN FERNANDEZ is an editor and feature writer at Pulse Media. Her articles also have appeared in CounterPunch and many other publications.

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