Optimism About the United States

Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum talked about their book, That Used to Be Us, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic… read more

Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum talked about their book, That Used to Be Us, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. In the book they argue that despite the current economic climate of the United States, the “recovery of American greatness is within reach.” Mr. Friedman in the interview remarked that no quick fix for current U.S. problems exists, saying “We’re either going to have a hard decade or a bad century.” Other topics included education and who they interviewed for the book.

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Sep 28, 2011
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  • Sep 28, 2011 | 8:20am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 28, 2011 | 11:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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  • Sep 29, 2011 | 12:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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