RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin's assertion last week that Western liberalism was obsolete provoked some strident rebuttals. A contemptuous silence might have been preferable, saving us the...

AN estimated 25,000 "yellow vest" protestors took to the streets of France on Saturday and Sunday for the eighth consecutive weekend. The continuing protests have badly weakened...

THE BOTTOM LINE

The Economist magazine is marking its 175th birthday with a special issue that looks back on its history and speculates about the future. It is a sobering exercise, highlighting the present...