ECONOMIST Joins The War on Christmas (American Edition)
December 26, 2018, 04:33 PM
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Part of the  British "Boxing Day" phenomenon (which as Mark Steyn keeps reminding us, can keep British media organizations moving very slowly until mid-January) is the Economist's traditional "Christmas Double Issue", designed to get the  staff of a weekly magazine a week off during the drinking season. The "Christmas Double Issue" looks like this.

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It looks fascinating, and if you look closely at the Christmas ornament pictured, you'll see that the art director has combined porcelain, emus, the cerebellum, origami, and "wild swimming" to get most, perhaps all of the headlines. (I'm sure I've missed a couple.)

Here's the same magazine as delivered to Peter Brimelow's house in New England, USA, a damned Holiday Double Issue:

 

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And here's the Economist mocking and denying the War on Christmas from just last year: Despite Donald Trump’s best efforts, Americans are relaxed about generic holiday greetings, by Erasmus, December 20th 2017.

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Well, they're now part of the War on Christmas, at least in their American edition. Will their American editors get the week off?

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