May 23, 2014 at 4:45 PM
…Mr Broun, who accuses Mr Obama of wanting to uphold the Soviet constitution—one of several remarks that might baffle swing voters.
The Economist in ‘Squawk before you can run’
May 11, 2014 at 6:34 PM
Evils which are patiently endured when they seem inevitable become intolerable once the idea of escape from them is suggested
Alexis de Tocqueville, quoted by The Economist in ‘Beware of europhoria’
April 5, 2014 at 10:51 AM
Being in love is easy, being married is not
Ma Yili, wife of Chinese actor Wen Zhang, quoted by The Economist
March 29, 2014 at 3:14 PM
Excellent Economist’s article about Northern Ireland, and its lessons for the wider world:
The main reason for the West’s failures to reshape societies in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere was all along apparent in this corner of the United Kingdom: history and culture, orphans of neoconservative policymaking, almost invariably trump its darlings, democracy and prosperity.
March 29, 2014 at 11:04 AM
. . . Dr Abdullah Abdullah . . . who got his second name only because newspaper sub-editors in the West could not contend with his lack of a surname.
The Economist in ‘Runners and riders’
January 26, 2014 at 9:31 AM
The second incarnation of Mr Brown [as California’s Governor] … has been marked by a relentless pursuit of the possible and a serene neglect of everything else
The Economist in ‘Bark if you don’t like deficits’