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PostEconomist: Down With Tigers (Ronald Hilton, USA, 11/09/98 3:25 pm)
Primitive people worshiped animals and sacrificed humans. They still exist; people like Prince Philip who live in urban comfort are trying to save tigers, which kill the hapless people forced to cohabit with them. That the primitive people who support professional sports applaud a team called The Tigers indicates their scale of values. However, it is sad that that most cerebral of newspapers (sic), The Economist, shows in its issue of 11/7-13 that it has a tiger in its think tank. The feature article on Asia shows the Asian tiger lying supinely on its back while economists diagnose its ailment. The next cartoon shows the tiger, cured by them, towering over the little men and smiling. Stupid! In fact, it would have eaten them up, a fate many economists deserve. There follows an article on the United States headlined "A tiger by the tail", followed by another one showing a donkey and an elephant tearing the American flag apart. I do not read The Economist to go to the jungle or the zoo.