Analysis Of Cold War Without The Fun By Thomas Friedman

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In Thomas L. Friedman’s article, “Cold War Without the Fun”, Friedman describes how the United States, Russia, and China are undergoing problems similar to those in the Cold War. Friedman begins his article with a call to action by listing a few concerning events regarding the three countries. These current events are followed by Friedman’s thesis, which states, “Did someone restart the Cold War while I was looking the other way” (Friedman 1). Thomas’ thesis, as well as the succeeding two paragraphs, contain a comedic tone. Friedman jokes that the “New Cold War” is not as riveting as the last one due to its lack of spies, and even compares its dullness to that of WWE wrestling. Friedman’s comedic approach is an effective writing technique,

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