Thomas Friedman (Photo by Josh Haner, The New York Times)

This blog is the work of Dr. Shannon Mariotti and her students at Southwestern University in preparation for the arrival of internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist Thomas Friedman for the Shilling Lecture at Southwestern University on February 28th, 2012.

Each week, we will be reading and critically engaging his columns on this blog not only as a way to prepare for his lecture but also to bring our study of political theory to bear on contemporary thinkers and events. This blog will add to the discussion taking place in class and allow us to gain a better understanding of Friedman, his work, and contemporary political theory in general.

More information can be found at the following links:

Announcement of Friedman and Shilling Lecture

Information about Friedman’s Visit to Southwestern

Thomas L. Friedman biography


One thought on “About

  1. Tom McClellan, BA Southwestern University 1964:

    Brief bio @:


    I look forward to reading students’ posts on Mr. Friedman’s columns.

    Posted by Tom McClellan | January 27, 2012, 5:58 am

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