Monthly Archives: August 2015

On Trump and The Republicans by Political Observer

If Trump is the culmination of Republican Party mendacity: From Goldwater, the Dixiecrat mass migration in 1964 and 1965, to the New Nixon of 68, The Southern Strategy that even pitchman Reagan embraced at the Neshoba County Fair in 1980, … Continue reading

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Clive Crook defends plutocrats? Political Reporter explores the question

Mr. Clive Crook left The Financial Times for Bloomberg View, both house organs of Capitalist Apologetics. His regular readers won’t be disappointed in his latest essay at Bloomberg titled ‘Are You Rich? No Need to Apologize‘ . It takes the … Continue reading

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Janan Ganesh, Marx and Darwin: some observations by Political Reporter

Leadership is to politics what productivity is to economics: not quite the only thing that matters but almost. A party with a good frontman or woman can afford to get everything else wrong, and probably will not. Most other variables … Continue reading

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American Litterateur on writers, ego and memoirs

Isn’t the very idea of the  writer, who has been very successful, yoked to the exercise of egotism? What is the driving force that leads anyone to be a writer? The thought/practice that one has something important to say, that … Continue reading

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Daily Beast reporter Ben Nimmo on the Putin/Corbyn allience, a comment by Political Observer

Never fear it is perpetually 1952 at The Beast! And the political weather is always turbulent. There is my consistent  favorite, Mr. Weiss, to do the heavy lifting, handling the weighty matter of Robert Conquest’s obituary, stoking the New Cold … Continue reading

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American Littérateur, The Economist on Robert Conquest, some thoughts

The obituary of Mr. Conquest is the perfect opportunity for Old Cold War Nostalgia that dovetails quite nicely with the New Cold War and Putin as the New Stalin! No surprise here! The crimes of Stalin and his western apologists … Continue reading

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Mr. Baldwin on Mr. Jeremy Corbyn, a comment by Political Reporter

The Neo-Liberal Consensus is not just fissuring before our eyes, due to it’s abject failure to deliver on it’s ersatz utopianism, based on the fiction of the self-correcting Market and other self-serving fictions: those fictions can no longer hold, in … Continue reading

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