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Media Type: Article - Recent
Date of Publication: September 8
Year of Publication: 2020
Publication City: New York, N.Y.
Publisher: The New York Times
Author(s): Thomas L. Friedman
Trump or Biden?
About four years ago, without asking anybody, I changed my job description. It used to be “New York Times foreign affairs columnist.” Instead, I started calling myself the “New York Times humiliation and dignity columnist.” I even included it on my business card.
It had become so obvious to me that so much of what I’d been doing since I became a journalist in 1978 was reporting or opining about people, leaders, refugees, terrorists and nation-states acting out on their feelings of humiliation and questing for dignity — the two most powerful human emotions.
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