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John Micklethwait

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John Micklethwait is the editor-in-chief of The Economist magazine and coauthor of The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America.

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Inside The Economist Magazine

by Peter M. Robinsonwith John Micklethwaitvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, February 5, 2007

From his vantage point as the editor-in-chief of one of the most respected news magazines in the world, John Micklethwait discusses how this 150-year-old “newspaper” maintains its leadership position in the increasing precarious environment of print journalism. Along the way, he offers his job performance evaluation of Tony Blair and George Bush and is challenged to defend his previous assertion that “The conservative movement has become the dominant intellectual force in American politics.” (42:47) Video transcript

THE RIGHT NATION: The Conservative Ascendancy

with Clark S. Judge, John Micklethwaitvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, June 8, 2004

A half-century ago, the ideology of the American political establishment was liberal—the New Deal was still new and big government was getting bigger. Today, after a political revolution that began with Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan, it may be argued that conservativism has become the dominant ideological force in American politics. But what does conservativism mean today? And if it is ascendant, how long can it remain so? Peter Robinson speaks with Clark S. Judge and John Micklethwait.

From Sarajevo to September 11

by John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridgevia Policy Review
Saturday, February 1, 2003

The future of globalization