The world is flat... So what next? Talk Asia interview with Thomas Friedman Thomas, great to have you on the program today. Good to be here. Now, you're one of America's leading opinion makers. Is there a sense of responsibility, do you think, that goes along with that? Or do you just say, "You know what? I'm gonna write what I like and you can take it or leave it? Well, the answer's really both. There's a huge sense of responsibility, you know, people will often come up and say, God, what's that like, to have that audience? Because I know that wide audience is out there, I wake up in the morning, after I've written a column, and I'm totally in agony. Did I get it right, you know? Did I say that exactly the way I wanted to say it? I agonize over every column， precisely 'cause I know it is gonna be read by a lot of people, and it's gonna be in Google, you know, forever. So, there is that sense of responsibility.