Up in Washington, he wrote the Lexington, now in the mist, no longer an economist. (Peter David, the Lexington columnist at The Economist, died in a car crash in D.C. yesterday)
The following letter was published by April 14 edition of The Economist in its Letters section. Unbelievable SIR – A recent issue of The Economist (March 24th) showed an Orwellian enthusiasm for the prefix “un”. I counted “un-Tory”, “un-Downton”, “un-Italian” and “un-Einsteinian”. How very unimaginative, and how very unEconomist. ADAM DALTON London Funny.
In the inaugural specialized column on Asia, The Economist pays respect to Perak’s democracy under the banyan tree: In early March, in Perak in Malaysia, the state assembly convened an emergency session under a tree. It was, said outraged national ministers, a return to the jungle, making Malaysia a laughing-stock. We beg to differ. An [...]
Too funny because it is so true:
The ever amusing editors at The Economist.
Too good to let it pass peacefully: SIR – The problem of Greece’s refusal to agree to the name of “Macedonia” for its northern neighbour is easily solved (“The game of the name”, December 8th). Let Macedonia be admitted to various international bodies under the title of “The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, as Greece [...]
Last week, The Economist publishes an article that touches on the current uneasy Belgian climate. This week, the same publication publishes several angry replies and also this: SIR – Another article mentions the problems of a “doomed attempt” by the Taiwanese to join the United Nations as “Taiwan” rather than the “Republic of China”, the [...]
One of the bibles of libertarianism says: The social contract may once have seemed necessary to keep the peace but now it and the official racism that it is used to justify look indefensible: it is absurd and unjust to tell the children of families that have lived in Malaysia for generations that, in effect, [...]
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The cover of the current issue of The Economist: How do the candidates measure up? Only three of the 12 are serious runners… A fourth who may shape the outcome is Mr Le Pen, the veteran leader of the racist National Front, who shamed France by edging past the Socialist candidate into the run-off against [...]