As a long time reader (and once a contributor) of The Economist, I can safely say, it is one of the best magazines in the world. It is articulate, concise and offers an opinion that is never unjust. The magazine eschews hyperbole so common in my chosen profession and it uses the language of Shakespeare to maximum impact. It is hardly a surprise that folks like Jason Pontin (ex-Red Herring and now MIT Technology Review) find it a role model.
The Economist has been an inspiration for our company. However, sometimes they let their colonial biases emerge in the language they use or the stereotypes they use in their cartoons and magazine art. It is fairly disappointing to see such a classy operation have these moments of brain freeze. It is unbecoming and hopefully they can take time to review their decisions.