By Ruona Agbroko
Articles you might want to take a look at today:
- The FT’s Edward Luce analysed how Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney might have ceded much-needed mileage to the Obama campaign with his finger-pointing reaction to the attack on the US embassy in Benghazi. Well worth reading for the readers’ comments, too.
- In Europe, Matt Steinglass reported on how liberal prime minister Mark Rutte bagged the party’s largest share of right-wing voters ever in the Dutch elections, despite backing bailout packages for Greece and Spain, and the European emergency fund.
- Robin Harding, the FT’s US economic editor explained why the language and tone that the Federal Open Market committee use in announcing whether it is for or against further quantitative easing matter more than the decision itself.
- In the New Yorker, Salman Rushdie wrote in the third person, recounting how he went into hiding, following a death sentence issued by Ayatollah Khomeini against him in 1989.
- Also in the New Yorker, David Remnick has examined how Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s personality and political stance pose a risk to the future of his own country.