Longitudes and Attitudes brings together reportage and reflections by one of the world’s most admired journalists about the state of the world leading up to and after September 11, 2001. Travelling throughout the Middle East and Europe, Thomas Friedman talks to men and women in bazaars, schools and alleyways, as well as the world’s leading political figures, developing and refining his unique perspective on the new kind of war the West finds itself fighting.
Friedman gives voice to our awakening sense of a radically new world and our own complex place in it. His commentary provides a trenchant perspective on international affairs, setting the terms of debate for the most complex and contentious issues of today.
"The country`s best newspaper columnist, period. The horrors of September 11 snapped him into focus, compelling him to write heartfelt, readable, often personal essays... he treats the perilous state of global affairs with an energized earnestness."