The FT has a review by Giles Wilkes of Yanis Varoufakis’ new book, The Global Minotaur, this morning. It is headed:
Giles Wilkes would be wise to recall the advice of George Bernard Shaw:
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
Varoufakis may irritate for a reason.
Entirely failing to note two things.
1) Headlines and subheads are not written by the writer but by the subeditor.
2) It’s a reference to something from the Guardian:
Chris Beauchamp, senior market analyst at IG, was reported in The Guardian as saying: “If you take out the most irritating man in the room then you might get a more reasonable response from Germany and France.”