Announcing Johnson: A language blog from The Economist

June 15, 2010

My newest project: a revival of The Economist’s 1990s column, Johnson, now in blog form, to discuss language in all its glory.

Anne Patterson, Ambassador to Pakistan and “Tea with The Economist”

June 11, 2010

More Intelligent Life, “Politics and metaphors”

June 8, 2010

“Why do people keep calling Elena Kagan a ‘blank slate’? … If you really consciously choose a metaphor, pick it up off that shelf and swing it a few times saying ‘yes, this one’, and then use it over and over, it had better be a good one