World War Wired

This title comes from the great Thomas L. Friedman’s op-ed in The New York Times on February 27. This piece is titled “We Have Never Been Here Before” and Friedman describes why the current Russian aggression in the Ukraine is unique in world history. In short—it’s on the Internet. Friedman makes a compelling case suggesting that if we had had smart phones and the Internet in Vietnam, that war might have ended with the burning of the first Vietnamese village by American troops or the first use of napalm. The horrors of war are being beamed around the world in real time for the first time in history.