In my blog yesterday I wrote that the Chinese authorities had rescinded press freedoms granted during the Olympic Games. It now appears that early reports from Beijing were too pessimistic and that I may have been wrong.
This historian's perspective on the future of capitalism offers a tremendous insight into the value of our old friends context and perspective.Â You don't need to agree with David Marquand to appreciate the weight of his argument. Â
The lead package on Channel 4 News tonight was exquisite. It started with a coruscating tease (the hospice for sick children that has lost a fortune in an Icelandic bank) and moved on through sharp writing, succulent graphics and lancing interviews.