The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once remarked that if you ask a man how much is two plus two and he tells you five, that is a mistake. But if you ask a man how much is two plus two and he tells you ninety-seven, that is no longer a mistake. The man you are talking to is operating with a wholly different logic from your own.

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Thomas Loren Friedman (; born July 20, 1953) is an American journalist and author. He is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner.

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