Only an Englishman would put begin an article on weapons-systems sales to Pakistan and India this way:
Between the idea and the reality, said T.S. Eliot, falls the shadow. In the case of America's sale of F-16 fighter aircraft to Pakistan, announced on March 25th, it fell for 15 years.Sadly, at economist.com the article is for subscribers only. Happily, you have just read the best part of the article. You're welcome.