Sir, Gideon Rachman cites a first “Sinatra doctrine” — “My Way”— as a warning metaphor on US foreign policy (“China, Russia and the Sinatra doctrine”, Comment, November 25). Next, Ralph Atkins and Michael Mackenzie cite a second — “Nice ’n’ Easy” — as an active metaphor for monetary policy on the part of central banks circling the globe (“Central banks take their cue from Sinatra”, Markets, December 6).
At the rate Frank’s going with the Financial Times, as Artie Shaw used to say: “Ten more and he’ll have enough for an entire album!”
Jonathan P Kahn
Beechhurst, NY, US