“Friedman and Mandelbaum are men of the American elite, and they write to salute those members of the American elite who behave public-spiritedly and to scourge those who do not. They are winners, writing to urge other winners to have more of a care for their fellow citizens who are not winners.
“And you know what? There’s nothing wrong with that! Societies inescapably generate elites. Those elites can be public-spirited and responsible or they can be selfish and shortsighted. An elite can have concern and care for the less advantaged or it can callously disregard them. Maybe not surprisingly, the language of anti-elitism has often been a useful tool of the most rapacious and merciless among the elite.”
Click on: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/11/books/review/that-used-to-be-us-by-thomas-l-friedman-and-michael-mandelbaum-book-review.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=David%20Frum&st=cse
--David Frum, reviewing “That Used to be Us” by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum
Frum is a dual citizen: a Canadian American. Having no interest in the Canada-US border hasn’t diminished his talent or his ability to be heard.