In Memoriam

By admin on 10/17/2019 8:47 AM

Obituary: Li Peng died on July 22nd. He was 90. China’s prime minister in 1987-98, who became the public face of the Tiananmen massacre. The Economist | Print edition | Obituary | Jul 25th 2019 His diary entry for April 27th 1989 recorded the moment when the trouble touched Li Peng directly. On his way home […]

By admin on 09/17/2019 4:09 AM

Amway co-founder and Orlando Magic Senior Chairman Richard M. DeVos died September 6, 2018, at his home in Ada, Michigan. He was 92.  Rich was known globally for his business achievements and locally in West Michigan and Central Florida for his community leadership and giving, but often referred to himself simply as “just a sinner saved […]

By admin on 09/02/2019 6:23 PM

Robert Morgenthau The long arm of the law, who made New York a safer place, was 99 The Economist | Print Edition | Obituary | Aug 3rd 2019 If YOU ASKED Robert Morgenthau which of his prosecutions he was proudest of, you might expect him to give a half-smile, pause to knock out his cigar […]

By admin on 08/06/2019 2:05 AM

Obituary | The Economist | Print Edition | June 22, 2019 The pursuit of beauty THE FIRST time Franco Zeffirelli felt he was a special person was in the late 1940s, when he was in his 20s. Slim, blond and blue-eyed, he could smoulder like Montgomery Clift, all charm and corner-of-the-eye looks. People panted round […]

By admin on 07/18/2019 8:05 PM

The ECONOMIST | Print edition | Obituary | Apr 27th 2019 He seemed a very nervy contestant. Standing in the soundproof glass booth on the set of “Twenty-One”, NBC’s flagship quiz show during the winter of 1956-57, he’d bite his lip, furrow his eyebrows, blow out his cheeks. “Oh my goodness!” he would sigh, and then pull […]

By Del Meyer on 06/21/2019 2:04 PM

America’s most notorious quiz-show contestant was 93 He seemed a very nervy contestant. Standing in the soundproof glass booth on the set of “Twenty-One”, NBC’s flagship quiz show during the winter of 1956-57, he’d bite his lip, furrow his eyebrows, blow out his cheeks. “Oh my goodness!” he would sigh, and then pull out a big white […]

By admin on 05/16/2019 10:30 PM

The Pentagon’s longest-serving strategist, for more than four decades, died on March 26th, aged 97 Ask the right question | The Economist | Print edition | Apr 11th 2019 | Obituary AT THE HEART of many a large and ambitious empire sits one man who is not the ruler, though the ruler often listens to […]

By admin on 04/16/2019 12:13 AM

Obituary: André Previn died on February 28th The conductor, pianist and composer was 89 The Economist | Print edition | Obituary | Mar 7th 2019 WHEN CRITICS had a go at André Previn in his heyday, the word “showman” was an easy gibe. The maestro seemed bigger than the music, and that was no surprise. […]

By admin on 03/02/2019 6:06 AM

France’s most doughty champion of the accordion was 91 The Economist | Print edition | Obituary | January 26th 2019 THE HISTORY of the accordion is not a happy one. For decades serious musicians have mocked it as the discordant, breathy, vulgar voice of peasants, clowns and fairground hucksters: an endlessly jovial or sentimental repertoire […]

By admin on 02/19/2019 8:30 AM

Daughter of Oil Tycoon H.L. Hunt, Owned Luxury Hotels and Clung to Frugal Habits She led Bible study group and advised: ‘Never get emotionally attached to any one line of business’ By James R. Hagerty | WSJ | Nov. 23, 2018 Caroline Rose Hunt, who inherited hundreds of millions of dollars, overcame an advantaged upbringing […]