Thomas Friedman, celebre editorialista del New York Times, è stato in Australia e Nuova Zelanda. Ha scoperto un mondo molto diverso dagli Stati Uniti, e in particolare ha imparato tre cose:
There is a place in the world where rugby is front-page news. There is a place in the world — the Auckland airport — where the restrooms have digital clocks in the entryway telling you hourly when they were last cleaned and when they will be cleaned again. And there is a place in the world where moderate Republicans still exist — unfortunately, you have to take a 13-hour flight from Los Angeles to get there.