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The Economist & the Euthanasia Agenda

The world's most influential news magazine, The Economist, has a new editor-in-chief, Zanny Minton-Beddoes, the former business affairs editor. One of the very first issues on which she has chosen to campaign is the legalization of euthanasia. The cover story for the June 27, 2015 issue was, "The right to die: Why assisted suicide should be legal." With the flair that distinguishes The Economist's coverage, it was illustrated by a snuffed candle and a smoking wick.

Does this matter?

It does, because more than a magazine, The Economist is an institution. Edited in the heart of London, it is a relic of the Victorian era that has adapted superbly to modern...

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #34, Fall 2015 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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