The final editorial oversight from overseas

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

I happened to flick through the 23rd January 2015 issue of The Economist, hoping to find there something of the pre-war quality, i.e. something not blatantly pro-global government, non-socialist … well, something honest.

The almost blank page 22 stopped me. In the middle of it is this:

Missing page

In most of our editions this page included a picture showing the current cover of Charlie Hebdo.

Our Singapore printers declined to print it. If you want to see the page

online please go to:

Nice of The Economist to mention this. It must have taken some courage, something that declining periodical has not been recently known for.

Can we hope that the next issue will announce the change of the printers? Or will they cave in as the others? Inshallah …

theeconomist-2008.pakistanFrom Fog of ChaosDon’t lie to me, The Economist – “People less familiar with The Economist ought to know that it is generally in favour of: – globalisation, free markets, free immigration, progressive taxation, a carbon tax to fight global warming(!), supporting insolvent banks and other important corporations via central banks, amnesties, legalisation of drugs, Barack Obama, prostitution, atheism, recognition of gay marriages, banning smoking in public and gun control.

The Economist Newspaper Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Economist Group. The Economist Group is not a subsidiary of Pearson PLC, only an associate. The Financial Times Limited, which is a Pearson subsidiary, owns 50% of the share capital of The Economist Group but does not have a controlling interest. The bulk of the remaining shares are held by individual shareholders including the Cadbury, Rothschild, Schroder and other family interests as well as a number of staff and former staff shareholders. “


About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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One Response to The final editorial oversight from overseas

  1. Frederico says:

    You should not waste time with The Economist garbage. They are not intelligent journalists.

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