In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
If the world really is as flat as Freidman say's I wish to greet myself here and now at the start of a flat career. I'd thought the world would shrink so that you could get your hands around it, but if it's flat can you see both sides?
Would it be possible to set this up as an open source litmag? Publiish what you want in reader comments. I take no responsibility unless I wrote it myself.