Monday, May 12, 2008

Parsing a Survey in the Economist

The Economist is perhaps the best weekly magazine in the world. It is clearly a front runner for the title of most informative source of reportage on the entire world, in the world. It’s a serious paper, not like the Guardian or its ilk. It commands a wide readership of well over a million, many of them influential and powerful.

Its coverage of Israel can be reasonable – and it can be infantile and ridiculous. Here is a 2800-word survey of the Palestinians, published this May of 2008, which is never overtly anti-Israel, but is never-the-less twisted, warped, and nasty.

My response is here.


Anonymous said...


There's no link to the Economist story.

Anonymous said...

Oops! My apologies -- please ignore my above comment.