Previews: The Economist Magazine – March 4, 2023

This week's cover, March 2nd 2023 | The Economist

The Economist – March 4, 2023 issue:

This week’s worldwide cover celebrates the new drugs promising an end to the world’s obesity epidemic. They could bring riches for their makers, savings for health systems and better lives for millions.

New drugs could spell an end to the world’s obesity epidemic

The long-term effects must be carefully studied. But the excitement is justified

The new Brexit deal is the best Britain can expect. Support it

Both the Tories and the Democratic Unionist Party should get behind the new agreement with the EU

Delta force

Is Bangladesh’s admired growth model coming unstuck?

A development superstar faces malign politics and rising corruption

The tech slump is encouraging venture capital to rediscover old ways

Small, profitable firms in strategic industries are now all the rage

Views: Discover Germany Switzerland & Germany Magazine – March 2023

Discover Germany, Switzerland and Austria

Discover Germany, Switzerland and Austria – March 2023 Issue:

The March issue of Discover Germany, Austria & Switzerland introduces five perfect places to bike to this springtime, as well as the famous Wartburg Castle and its cultural legacy.

Other topics covered are an interview with actor Bernhard Bettermann, some brightly coloured and airy spring outfits in this month’s Fashion Finds, top event locations in Switzerland, the popular Berlinale event, healthcare solutions, top coaches, 3D-printing technology, software development companies, education providers and much more.


The New York Review Of Books – March 23, 2023


The New York Review of Books – March 23, 2023 issue:

Fascism’s Poster Girl

Mussolini's Daughter

Edda Mussolini was once considered “the most dangerous woman in Europe,” but did she have real political power?

Mussolini’s Daughter

The Most Dangerous Woman in Europe

By Caroline Moorehead

Read a Sample

Bigger, Deeper, and More ‘Fucked Up’

When asked why HBO took such bold risks on shows that were darker, more libidinal, and more surreal than than those on other networks, a company executive replied, “Because we can.”

It’s Not TV: The Spectacular Rise, Revolution, and Future of HBO by Felix Gillette and John Koblin

Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers by James Andrew Miller

Bloody Panico

The British Conservative Party was once one of the great popular political movements of Europe. What happened?

Tory Nation: How One Party Took Over by Samuel Earle

Boris Johnson: The Rise and Fall of a Troublemaker at Number 10 by Andrew Gimson

Pandemic Diaries: The Inside Story of Britain’s Battle Against Covid by Matt Hancock with Isabel Oakeshott

The Fall of Boris Johnson: The Full Story by Sebastian Payne

Out of the Blue: The Inside Story of the Unexpected Rise and Rapid Fall of Liz Truss by Harry Cole and James Heale

The Reign: Life in Elizabeth’s Britain, Part 1: The Way It Was, 1952–79 by Matthew Engel

The Worm in the Apple: A History of the Conservative Party and Europe from Churchill to Cameron by Christopher Tugendhat

American Economy: The $2 Trillion Green Stimulus

The Economist (March 2, 2023) – America is spending trillions of dollars in an effort to make the country stronger, greener and richer. These are the three key things you need to know about the plan and its chances of success.

Video timeline: 00:00 – A new green America 00:30 – Democrats are being ambitious 01:14 – Manufacturing will move to America 01:53 – Planning could be a stumbling block

To read more about Biden’s plans to remake America’s economy:

Fine Art: The Burlington Magazine – March 2023


The Burlington Magazine – March 2023:

Delacroix in Africa and Spain: newly discovered sketchbooks

The sketchbooks Delacroix kept on his travels to Morocco and Andalusia in 1832.

Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color

If asked to name the most successful exhibition of contemporary German art, few people would intuitively think of an exhibition presenting vivid reconstructions of the polychromy of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 5th July 2022–26th March 2023

Books: Literary Review Magazine – March 2023


Literary Review – March 2023 issue:

Our Man in Ajmer

Courting India: England, Mughal India and the Origins of Empire By Nandini Das

Slow Boat to China

Chinese Dreams in Romantic England: The Life and Times of Thomas Manning By Edward Weech

 It Could Do with a Lick of Paint

A Grand Tour Journal 1820–1822: The Awakening of the Man By Edward Geoffrey Stanley (Edited by Angus Hawkins)

Drought: Las Vegas’ Model For Water Conservation

Bloomberg Originals (March 1, 2023) – In Nevada, Kal Penn investigates the lasting impacts of the Colorado River Compact, the 1922 agreement that doles out water rights to seven states. The system, over-optimistic from the start, is on the verge of collapse as water levels in key reservoirs approach dead pool-status. But in nearby Las Vegas, Kal explores strategies that have led that city to become one of the most successful in the US when it comes to water conservation.

Reviews: Times Literary Supplement-March 3, 2023


Times Literary Supplement @TheTLS (March 3, 2023) – Peter Frankopan likes to take the long view. In The Silk Roads (2015) Oxford University’s professor of global history argued that the Persian Empire and its trade routes were central to the rise of western civilization, not, as traditionally thought, Rome, Greece and Egypt. In The Earth Transformed Frankopan’s timeline is considerably longer: he looks at climate change since the formation of the Earth 4.5 billion years ago.

The cold eyes of heaven

Assaad Bouab and Janet McTeer in Phaedra

Euripidean revenge tragedies that continue to trouble us

When the North Sea came ashore

Canvey Island, February 21, 1953

A revelatory account of the North Sea flood of 1953

Front Page: The New York Times – March 2, 2023


Biden Challenged by Softening Public Support for Arming Ukraine

Proponents of more aid fear that growing taxpayer fatigue toward shipping tens of billions of dollars overseas could undercut the war effort.

Chicago’s Choice Points to a Democratic Divide the G.O.P. Hopes to Exploit

The two mayoral candidates, both Democrats, are on opposite sides of the debate over crime and policing. Republicans, with an eye toward 2024, are watching closely.

Where Digital Payments, Even for a 10-Cent Chai, Are Colossal in Scale

India’s homegrown instant payment system has remade commerce and pulled millions into the formal economy.

A Shifting Mood on Crime Propelled Chicago’s Leading Candidate for Mayor

Paul Vallas, who emerged as the front-runner with a tough-on-crime message, will face Brandon Johnson, a progressive county commissioner, in an April runoff.