The Economist endorses

Just in case you missed it, we at The Economist have endorsed, and so have our readers who may (as you should) “vote” in our global electoral college.

The cover says it all. As for the global electoral college, the world is currently “blue” by a landslide of 9,115 electoral votes to 203.

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The Republicans and language

And from that same issue of The New Yorker, this piece, which might well have telepathically come out of my mind.

Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that I feel rather strongly about words and language–in more than one language, as it happens. So when a political movement arises with the apparent mission to abase and disdain language itself, you might be able to guess where my sympathies lie…

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