31st August 2008
In light of what great countries and institutions might do to murderous dictators, it’s difficult to know whether to laugh or cry. Maybe The Economist will cancel Mugabe’s subscription next.
Unfortunately, an honorary degree is the price of getting an entertaining commencement speaker. This is why you get people who are mainly famous for malicious gossip, like Trudeau and Keillor, with honorary degrees that ought to have burst into flam in their hands.