The Press: Economist on Tour

Once, as a "reverse Rhodes Scholar at Yale," chubby Geoffrey Crowther toured Georgia with three other collegians in a ramshackle flivver. He enjoyed every muddy mile of it. Since then, as editor of the Economist, he has covered the U.S.— and the world—like a politico-economic bird dog working a new, field. And he has made the weekly Economist Britain's most influential periodical.

Fortnight ago, his nose for news began to twitch again. He presided over a house-warming at his paper's new London home. Then he cleared his billiard-table-sized desk, and caught a boat...

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