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).
Emma Nelson, Terry Stiastny, Tessa Szyszkowitz and Monocle’s Hong Kong bureau chief, James Chambers, unpack the weekend’s hottest topics.
The monarchy is an anachronism, yet it thrived under Elizabeth II. That holds lessons for her successor and for democracies elsewhere
A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the death of Elizabeth II marks the end of an era. Also, why Jair Bolsonaro poses a threat to Brazilian democracy (11:15), and Europe’s energy market in crisis (19:12).
Monocle’s editorial director Tyler Brûlé, Juliet Linley and Marcus Schögel on the weekend’s biggest talking points. Plus, check-ins with our friends and correspondents in Berlin and London.
Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving British monarch, dies at 96. EU ministers meet in Brussels to discuss Russia’s energy disruptions. And the DOJ appeals the special master review of documents seized by the FBI.