A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, why the British monarchy matters, Vladimir Putin’s war is failing (10:31), and China’s property crisis hasn’t gone away (17:59).
The monarchy is an anachronism, yet it thrived under Elizabeth II. That holds lessons for her successor and for democracies elsewhere
Monocle 24’s Georgina Godwin, Charles Hecker from Control Risks and Commonwealth expert David Banks reflect on the life of Queen Elizabeth II.