Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Economist on Syriza’s first hundred days, or the war on the Coffee House Marxists, a comment by Democratic Socialist

Peter Shrank’s cartoon sets the tone for the whole of this scalding polemical essay titled ‘The sorry saga of Syriza’ on the first hundred days of Syriza, by my almost favorite Oxbridgers. But,Tony Blair, Capitalist Dynamo, wins hands down! Mr. Shrank pictures … Continue reading

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Edward Luce reviews two books on Foreign Policy, at the Financial Times, and evaluates President Obama’s ‘retrenchment overseas’ and ‘domestic renewal’

In his essay, titled The pivot to America,  in the form of a review of two books: The Obama Doctrine: America’s Grand Strategy Today by Colin Dueck and Super Power: Three Choices for  America’s Role in the World by Ian … Continue reading

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Alan Beattie on TPP, a comment by Political Observer

Mr. Alan Beattie does his best to animate his near hysterical tone, in his defense of TPP, with anti-populist rhetoric: populism equals democracy. This is surly a reach, as we in America say!  Aimed at a readership that thinks that … Continue reading

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Mr. Jeremy Shapiro of Brookings supports the TPP, a comment by Political Observer

Mr. Shapiro does his very best to articulate his support, and the support of his fellows, at Brookings,  and most importantly, to curry the favor of President Obama, with his essay on the TPP Treaty. At Brookings, we like to … Continue reading

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Niall Ferguson on the Keynesian Problamatic and the Tory Victory, featuring Paul Krugman: a comment by Democratic Socialist

In the world of Mr. Ferguson, Keynes is always ‘The Problem’. Mr. Ferguson has a Keynes fixation:a personal prejudice/antipathy, and as a leading apologist for the current economic theology! Mr. Ferguson’s always hectoring tone is welcome to the apologists for … Continue reading

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David Rieff diagnoses The French Malady: some thoughts by Political Observer

Where else but The National Interest, home of the self-infatuated and verbose Francis Fukuyama, would you find an essay by David Rieff titled France’s Grand Illusion? Mr. Rieff manages to execute the historical/literary meander never letting the practice of brevity … Continue reading

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Tom Nichols on Russia’s Tu-160: Episode XXV of The New Cold War

It’s as if Herman Kahn had never died. The mild mannered thinker of the unthinkable reappears as the cartoonisly bellicose academic Tom Nichols.? Or could it be Dr. Strangelove, or one of the other hawkish characters in Kubrick’s classic satire? … Continue reading

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BHL on the Hebdo Dissenters, a comment by Almost Marx

Ah! Is there nothing more satisfying that reading BHL as he builds his case against the Hebdo Dissenters! It isn’t as if they have some how broken the rules of democratic society by dissenting? Or is that just the problem? … Continue reading

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J.F. of The Economist on Charlie Hebdo and the PEN dissenters

There is a lot of real estate between Singapore and France! Perhaps, that is why it was so easy for J.F. to write his dissent on the PEN dissenters? Or is it very easy to see that Charlie Hebdo’s attack … Continue reading

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The Economist reviews Reagan : The Life, a comment by Democratic Socialist

One can only marvel at this ‘review’ of H.W. Brand’s Reagan:The Life, after all, public relations ruled this man’s career from the movies to politics, and even in death, he relies on his hagiographers to homogenize his politics, into line … Continue reading

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