De 10 best gelezen stukken van The Economist in 2011

1. The man who screwed an entire country
The Berlusconi era will haunt Italy for years to come

2. Is this really the end?
Unless Germany and the ECB move quickly, the single currency’s collapse is looming

3. Osama bin Laden
Osama bin Laden, the world’s most wanted terrorist, died on May 2nd, aged 54

4. Asia’s lonely hearts
Women are rejecting marriage in Asia. The social implications are serious

5. Shame on them
The Republicans are playing a cynical political game with hugely high economic stakes

6. Be afraid
Unless politicians act more boldly, the world economy will keep heading towards a black hole

7. Italy and the euro
On the edge

8. What’s wrong with America’s economy?
Its politicians are failing to tackle the country’s real problems. Believe it or not, they could learn from Europe

9.Time for a double dip?
A lousy debt deal, rising fears of a recession, the danger of longer-term stagnation: America’s outlook is grim

10.Europe’s rescue plan
This week’s summit was supposed to put an end to the euro crisis. It hasn’t