New York Times Tom Friedman --
As I walk around the streets of Beirut, that verse from “The Sounds of Silence” keeps rattling around in my head: “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls, and tenement halls ...”
Thus revealing his pre-1980s musical awareness. Fans of the latter vintage would know better the wordplay on those lyrics in Rush's Spirit of Radio. Its cynicism is more appropriate to the rest of Friedman's column.