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roger
 
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Reply Sun 17 May, 2020 08:59 pm
@Lady Lingiton,
I do have a fair number of unseen characters.
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goldberg
 
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Reply Mon 18 May, 2020 12:34 am
@jespah,
She is a copy editor at the New Yorker, which is a well-regarded magazine targeting learned sorts in America just like the Economist in Britain. The Economist's John Grimond used to play the same role at the Economist; now Lane Greene is the sounding board at the Economist when it comes to English usage.
goldberg
 
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Reply Mon 18 May, 2020 12:40 am
@izzythepush,
Could be. She only writes and edits articles for the New Yorker.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 18 May, 2020 03:46 am
@goldberg,
I don’t think people look to John Grimond for advice on how to write. They use dictionaries and thesauri, things like that.

I didn’t know the name of the editor of the Economist until you mentioned him.
goldberg
 
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Reply Mon 18 May, 2020 06:21 am
@izzythepush,
Oh. The current highest-ranking editor at the Economist is a female journalist named Zanny Minton Beddoes, whereas John Grimondn left the Economist years ago along with its former editor-in-chief John Micklethwait, who joined Bloomberg afterwards. John Micklethwait has written several critically acclaimed books with Adrian Wooldridge, who still writes for the Economist.

Typically, most journalists in America contend that the Economist, which is a liberal magazine, is the most admirable publication in terms of writing quality and coverage of global current events. That accounts for the reason why even some American publications have tried to emulate its writing style on the grounds that American readers just hanker after or go gaga over British English.

Most American cultural critics also reckon that the Economist is much better than Time magazine, not least because its readers are able to find more well-written articles featuring foreign nations.

My takeaway is Time magazine seems to have become a fashion magazine with glossy covers, by which I mean it doesn't feel like a renowned American weekly news magazine founded by the go-getting Henry Luce, who was determined to make Time magazine the best news magazine by hiring some highest-paid scribes when he launched Time Inc, which also owned Fortune magazine way back.

That's not the case now. Edward Felsenthal, the current editor- in -chief of Time magazine, simply demurs at the suggestion of hiring more respectable journalists from other publications, owing to his obsession with cost-cutting.


In my view, Time magazine is just forfeiting the opportunity to be a best-in-class publication when Edward Felsenthal and its owner Marc Benioff do that.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 18 May, 2020 06:30 am
@goldberg,
The Economist is not connected to the Liberal party in any way.

It’s viewed as small c conservative over here.
goldberg
 
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Reply Mon 18 May, 2020 06:35 am
@izzythepush,
It still claims to be a liberal magazine, I think. You know it published a special issue last year featuring social decay, the decline of liberalism, and some profound insights on how to resuscitate or reshape the liberal global order.
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goldberg
 
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Reply Mon 18 May, 2020 06:39 am
@izzythepush,
The New Statesman seems to be a liberal magazine as well, not The Spectator. I'm off to read something. Take care.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 18 May, 2020 07:33 am
@goldberg,
The New Statesman is left wing. It's not at all Liberal, more Labour leanings than anything else.
goldberg
 
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Reply Tue 19 May, 2020 08:10 am
@izzythepush,
I see. Jeremy Cliffe worked for the Economist before joining the New Statesman as its international editor. I check out his column every week.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 19 May, 2020 09:07 am
@goldberg,
Journalists move publications all the time, it doesn’t mean anything.

The new Statesman has always been a Socialist publication.

The Liberal Party is small, the last Liberal prime minister was David Lloyd George during WW1, since then it’s either been Labour or Conservative.
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