I concur, The Economist is great. It comes once a week and if you read just 50% of what is in it each week you will be more knowledgeable about everything than 99% of Americans.
As a marketer, I think The Economist's name probably hurts it b/c most people probably think it's really dry and all about economics. When, in fact, it's about all current events and very easy to read.
ORDER THE ECONOMIST and scrap Newsweek and Time.