Monthly Archives: July 2015

Tom Cotton, John Kerry and Pontius Pilate, a comment by Political Observer

You have to give Sen. Cotton his due! As student of Harvey Mansfield and protege of William Kristol he is a well credentialed Neo-Con, but with the political savvy to frame his criticism of Kerry in biblical terms.Therefore capturing a … Continue reading

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Mr. André Reichel on Wolfgang Schäuble, Europe’s ‘Last Man Standing’: a comment by Almost Marx

From the deep recesses of the intellectual technocracy comes ‘the Globalist’ aided by Mr.  André Reichel as writer/prognosticator,  on the ‘last man standing’ for Europe or at least the Europe represented by Germany’s finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble. The Germany called … Continue reading

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On Nebenkanzler, a comment by Political Observer

Nebenkanzler is the perfect shadow leader of the fissuring EU, the perfect stern pater familias : a stock character in almost all of European literature. Yet what renders the German political/moral position null is the reports in these pages by … Continue reading

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Nicholas Xenos describes the Straussian Method, and I provide some examples of it’s application

Here is a copy of page 100 and 101 of Cloaked in Virtue. I have provided a link to a copy that can be enlarged for easier reading : https://goo.gl/WzYPNu In this page and a half Xenos describes the Straussian … Continue reading

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‘Scott Walker is a formidable addition to the Republican field’, a comment by Political Cynic

On the dubious question of ‘mis-remembering Reagan’ A quotation from his notorious ‘States Rights’ speech that opened his 1980 campaign, see this quotation that leaves no doubt, in terms of content and place, that Reagan was a Southern Strategist completely … Continue reading

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My reply to @MatsM

‘Club Med’ is a maladroit attempt at insulting the Greeks, it riffs off of the Profligate Southern Tier myth. See this from Forbes, carefully framed in the notion of inefficiency, after all it is Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2015/03/13/contrary-to-what-most-people-think-greeks-work-the-longest-hours-in-europe-infographic/ Headline:Contrary To What Most … Continue reading

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Mr. Tusk on the danger of political radicals,Left and Right: Episode XLI of The European Crisis

Mr. Tusk is a most welcome guest at The Financial Times: first it is ‘Left’ and ‘Right’, political radicalism that threatens the EU, but then Mr. Tusk gets to the central argument that resonates with both its editors and readers: … Continue reading

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Michael Weiss and Nancy A. Youssef attack the Iran Agreement via ‘The Syrian Butcher’: Episode CCC of The American Political Melodrama

Mr. Weiss and his co-author Ms. Youssef have produced an impressive piece of propaganda, using Assad as their starting point, except that they eventually become immersed in quoting from their  dubious political allies: Mark Dubowitz, the executive director of the … Continue reading

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Mr. Gelb’s essay is welcome, in the face of the predictable Republican/American Likudnik hysterics. But Mr. Gelb fails to mention the fact that if anyone has upset the nuclear balance of power in the ‘Middle East’ it is Israel, too … Continue reading

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The Republicans on the Iran Agreement, a comment by Political Observer

You have to just wonder,almost, at the screeching Republican/Neo-Con united political front on the Iran Agreement, and then compare it to the TPA/TPP alliance vote. The TPP was/is a state secret, yet the Republican Corporatists sided with the president on … Continue reading

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