Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Walter Bagehot

although its self-marketing subtly sells a kind of sleek, mid-last-century Concorde-flying sangfroid, The Economist has reached its current level of influence and importance because it is, in every sense of the word, a true global digest for an age when the amount of undigested, undigestible information online continues to metastasize. --Michael Hirschorn, The Newsweekly’s Last Stand: Why The Economist is thriving while Time and Newsweek fade, The Atlantic, July/August 2009 (via Arts & Letters Daily)

[Roger] Kimball says he would be quoted more if people were not afraid of mispronouncing the name--it is Ba'-jet. --Richard John Neuhaus,, While We're At It, The Public Square, First Things, February 2003

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