Daniel Hannan

Government 4.0

The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State

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Geoffrey Crowther, who edited The Economist from 1938 to 1956, summed up its house style in three words: ‘simplify, then exaggerate’. That approach has served the magazine brilliantly. Other newspapers, especially in English-speaking countries, are rasping out their final, rattling breaths; but The Economist is going strong, drawing readers on every continent with its centrist radicalism, its moderate and predictable conclusions and its foreigner-friendly prose style. 

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