Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Economist's unforgivable silence

It is extremely worth reading a piece by Mr. Cohen. It talks about a book review in The Economist. He concludes with the following para:

  • …the Economist's book reviews are unsigned, it's impossible to know -- and the Economist would not say -- who's at fault here. So the magazine itself is accountable not just for bad taste or unfathomable ignorance but for disregarding its own vow, published on its first page, "to take part in a severe contest between intelligence . . . and an unworthy timid ignorance obstructing our progress." During the week of July 15, it didn't just lose the contest -- it never even showed up for it.

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