Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Bill Emmott Resigns 

The Economist is my favourite magazine -- for all things geopolitics and otherwise -- by a long margin. So, it's with mixed feeling that I read the news about editor-in-chief Bill Emmott's resignation. On the one hand, Emmott Doubled the weekly subscription to over a million, not to mention making the magazine considerably less U.K. focused. On the other hand, Emmott seemed to harbour a peculiar bias for neo-conservative philosophy, a bias he's come to regret in the last couple of years. Going through earlier issues of the magazine, one also gets the feeling that Emmott toned down the high-browness a bit to acquire new readers. Anyways, we'll just have to wait and see what happens to the editorial slant of the magazine once the new editor takes over. The leading candidates to replace Emmott are said to include Emma Duncan and Matt Bishop. In the meanwhile, to those of you who aren't regular readers of the magazine, I ask why not? You do know you can even redeem airline miles for a yearly subscription?