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The Economist's quality is directly proportional to the page numbers.  Starts off with the heavy crap (leaders, US section, with the new lexington as grand crap-master); then you have the occasional high school essay (they call it "survey"). Then it gets better, culminating in the obituary, always the highlight of the newspaper.

Which is why the editorialists suffer from obituary envy. Unless they write about the US (the occasion for them to tell us their latest wet dream), they can't help pretending they're burying someone.

This week's shorter leader: Damn those French, Italians, and Germans for being alive. The fools don't even know how much better off they would be if they were all dead.

by Bernard Chazelle (Bernard Chazelle) on Sat Apr 15th, 2006 at 06:00:38 PM EST

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