Musicals and politicians

Hilarious is probably not a term usually used to describe The Economist magazine. It is also entirely possible I also just have a weird sense of humor, but reading this article actually made me laugh out loud – and I’m also a huge fan of musicals in general.

It includes gems such as “Fagin, the pocket-picking villain from “Oliver!”, exerts a malign influence over François Hollande’s fiscal policy: “When I see someone rich/ Both my thumbs start to itch.” and “The same show (West Side Story) also has advice for Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s bellicose young despot: “Boy, boy, crazy boy/ Get cool, boy!/ Got a rocket in your pocket/ Keep coolly cool, boy!”.

Go read it if you find some time.


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