“With globalization, the big [countries] don’t eat the small, the fast eat the slow.”
– Thomas L. Friedman (NY Times foreign affairs columnist, referring to the Arab nations)
A cryptic quote without context, I can only assume Mr. Friedman was hungry when he wrote this commentary. Using words like fast, slow, big and small, confuses me because I have no idea what sort of metrics he reviewed to formulate this opinion. IMHO, countries that produce and utilize cheap, efficient weaponry, outlast the competition in the game of global survivor.