10 December 2009
I read fast. Spending a lot of money ($10--the price of a cheap paperback book) for a magazine finished in an hour riles me. In the Economist I've found my perfect magazine. I can dip into it for days. Read cover to cover (ads included) it gives me a sense of connection to world issues. Even when I don't agree with its analysis, I feel I can trust its facts (mostly, there have been a couple of stumbles recently--like the impression of US military high-ups meeting an Iranian counterpart). It also gives just enough science news for a non-scientist like me to marvel and go "wow" at what's around the corner. The book reviews are good, and occasionally I amuse myself reading the reviews of exhibitions and thinking how far away they are for a non-travelling, poor person based in Western Australia.