The world is flat.

Around about... no... a flat about... a year ago I read the Thomas Friedman book "The World is Flat" and I spent most of my time reading the book wondering why anything in the book was considered new, though provoking, or some how significant. If you haven't read "The World is Flat" and you know what a Blog is then don't bother. But, the whole experience of reading that awful book is worth it just to read this review by Matt Taibbi which is far and away a better read. I only wish I'd stumbled upon the review before I read the book.

In fact, Taibbi does such a good job of tearing-up Friedman's book that I think there should be a whole genre of literature created just to tick-off Taibbi.