Premium Content Is the World Flat?
by Xu Shenjun - November 16, 2007
Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you.
“The world is flat.” When I was little, I never believed this line. I would always show off in class, proudly proclaiming: “The earth is a sphere!” But now, I see the line again, on the title of a book by Thomas Friedman—and, this time, I have no easy response.
When I was thirteen, my father gave me a world atlas. Immediately attracted to the…
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