John Micklethwait is the editor-in chief of The Economist and the co-author (with Adrian Wooldridge) of several books including A Future Perfect: the Challenge and Hidden Promise of Globalisation, The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea, and The Right Nation, a study of conservatism in America. Last week I had the opportunity to attend a dinner at which Micklethwait spoke. The dinner was hosted by Paul Stevens and The Investment Company Institute (ICI).
Before the dinner, Micklethwait chatted informally with the guests. Like many of the best journalists, he seemed mostly to ask questions, in my case about blogging, the conservative view of McCain, etc. He also asked me what I thought of the Economist. The question surprised me a little. I sometimes ask people what they think of Power Line, but that
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