Bill Emmott - International Author & Adviser

The Economist Articles


A long goodbye
The Economist - April 2006

Valedictory A long goodbye Bill Emmott, who stands down as editor on March 31st, offers his parting thoughts WITH April Fool´s Day as the publication date on my final issue as editor, it is tempting to pretend that my resignation was just a joke, such...
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The final days of Tony Blair
The Economist - March 2006

British politics The final days of Tony Blair If Britain´s prime minister is not thinking about stepping down, he should be ONCE upon a time Britain had a long-serving Labour prime minister, one who had won four general elections. He...
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Tired of globalisation
The Economist - November 2005

Trade and poverty Tired of globalisationBut trade liberalisation and other forms of openness are needed more than ever Get article background FREDERIC BASTIAT, who was that rarest of creatures, a French free-market economist,...
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The sun also rises (survey)
The Economist - October 2005

The sun also rises Japan is at last ready to surprise the world by how well it does, not how badly, writes Bill Emmott, editor of The Economist NO COUNTRY in modern history has moved so swiftly from worldwide adulation to dismissal...
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The sun also rises (leader)
The Economist - October 2005

The sun also rises Japan´s chances of prosperity and influence look surprisingly bright IT HAS taken an extraordinarily long time, but Japan really is now recovering from its debt- and deflation-ridden stagnation of the...
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London under attack
The Economist - July 2005

London under attack After the joy of winning the Olympics, evil came swiftly ONCE it had happened, it produced an awful feeling of inevitability. The series of terrorist attacks on London´s Underground and bus system at the end of the morning rush...
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There is no alternative (alas)
The Economist - April 2005

Our British election endorsement There is no alternative (alas) For want of a better option, we favour another Labour victory on May 5th For want of a better option, we favour another Labour victory on May 5th IF BRITAIN´S general election...
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Asia´s devastation
The Economist - December 2004

The tsunami Asia´s devastationReflections on a rare but terrible calamity THE clue lies in the Japanese name that has been adopted for them around the world: tsunami. Formed from the characters for harbour and wave, and commemorated...
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The incompetent or the incoherent?
The Economist - October 2004

America´s next president The incompetent or the incoherent?With a heavy heart, we think American readers should vote for John Kerry on November 2nd YOU might have thought that, three years after a devastating terrorist attack...
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Resign, Rumsfeld
The Economist - May 2004

Resign, Rumsfeld Responsibility for errors and indiscipline needs to be taken at the top Responsibility for errors and indiscipline needs to be taken at the top YOU are fighting against international...
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The case for gay marriage
The Economist - February 2004

Equal rights The case for gay marriage Feb 26th 2004 From The Economist print editionIt rests on equality, liberty and even society SO AT last it is official: George Bush is in favour of unequal rights, big-government intrusiveness...
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Dear Mr Berlusconi...
The Economist - July 2003

Dear Mr Berlusconi... Why we are sending an open letter to the Italian prime minister Why we are sending an open letter to the Italian prime minister TO HIS many other talents, Silvio Berlusconi has...
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Capitalism and Democracy
The Economist - June 2003

Radical birthday thoughts Our happy 160th anniversary is an unhappy time for capitalism, writes Bill Emmott, editor of The Economist WHEN a Scottish businessman named James Wilson founded The Economist 160 years ago this summer,...
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America´s world role
The Economist - June 2002

Present at the creation For the first time at least since 1989, but arguably since 1945, America has both the chance and the motivation to reshape the world, writes Bill Emmott, the editor of The Economist WHEN Dean Acheson,...
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Vote conservative
The Economist - May 2001

Britain´s election Vote conservativeBut choose the ambiguous right-winger rather than the feeble one THE fact that the most exciting moment of the general-election campaign came two weeks ago, when the deputy prime minister...
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The 20th Century
The Economist - September 1999

On the yellow brick road What might the 21st century bring? Some clues can be found by looking at the ebb and flow of the 20th, writes Bill Emmott, the editor of The Economist THE fin of this siècle has been an astonishingly...
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Much more than China
The Economist World In 2008 - The World in 2008

"Asia is one." When the Beijing Olympics are transfixing the world, it will seem as if that sentence is wrong and that Asia is simply China. Other countries will try to draw your eyes away from the Middle Kingdom to their own domestic events: to India,...
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