Thursday, November 06, 2008

From the desk of John Micklethwait, Editor - 6th November 2008

Govern from the center?  Really?

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Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2008 14:15:34 -0500
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Dear Reader,

This was a remarkable week for America. In our cover leader we celebrate Barack Obama's famous victory but we also worry about the unreasonably great expectations of his supporters and the outside world. The president-elect should use the next ten weeks to recalibrate people's hopes—and also to send a clear message that he will govern from the centre of American politics.

Here are some other pieces from this week's issue you might also be interested in. You can click straight through to each one and read it online at using the links below.

John Micklethwait
John Micklethwait
Editor in Chief


Nanotechnology and cancer
How treatments could be delivered by clever nanoparticles

The end of the fiesta
A 14-page special report on Spain, still one of Europe's success stories

A green New Deal
Sometimes the easy answer is the wrong one

In defence of credit-default swaps
The case for an unloved derivative

Don't expand Heathrow
Enlarging the world's busiest airport does not make sense

Highlights from this week's edition of The Economist
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America's election | The challenges facing Barack Obama | Spain's morning after | Treating cancer with nanoparticles | Expanding Heathrow | The charm of big cities | Clean technology in the downturn | In defence of credit-default swaps | Dmitry Medvedev speaks to the nation | Brazil's economy and its banks | The worsening crisis in Congo | Taiwan and China boost economic links | Putting Patty Hearst in context | Studs Terkel, recorder of America's voices

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