The Economist Christmas Special

Double festive reading, on-line and at some news-stands

The Economist - Christmas Special

The Economist - Christmas Special

The Economist always publishes a Christmas Special. Among the usual news and comments there are other less typical articles about a range of topics. ‘Social media in the 16th century – How Luther went viral’, ‘China Abroad – Sun Tzu and the Art of Soft Power’ and ‘Crowd dynamics – The wisdom of crowds’ particularly caught my eye.

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The Economist - Christmas Special



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Peter Brook at the Teatro Valle Occupato

A great British director in Rome


Peter Brook is one the great theatre directors of the twentieth century. His 1970 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream made theatre history.

On Friday April 12 at 8pm the Teatro Valle Occupato is screening 'The Tightrope', a documentary about Brook by his son, Simon Brook. The film will be followed by a public debate with Peter Brook.

You can book tickets by sending an email to

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