Monthly Archives: September 2015

At The Economist: My reply to Humberto Capiro

Mr. Capiro, thank you for your comment. It is easy to agree with Mr. Oppenheimer, in his conclusion: ‘My opinion: If Maduro wants to prove to the world that this year’s legislative elections will not be a sham, he should … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: ‘Labour’s disastrous choice’, a comment by Political Reporter

Pay attention to this sentence as demonstrative of The Financial Times argument, if that is what this collection of low grade insults and retrograde Neo-Liberal apologetics can be called: ‘Yet the longer he stays, the more he will tarnish the … Continue reading

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At The Economist: On the political rise and fall of Jeremy Corbyn, a comment by Political Reporter

Is the benighted Age of Neo-Liberalism reaching one of it’s many political denouements? Not according to ‘our columnist’ even with this disclaimer: ‘ Nonetheless, little store should be set by that rough forecast. British politics has seemed remarkably unpredictable, fragmentary … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Matthew Taylor on a more progressive manifesto for Labour, some thoughts by Political Reporter

Beware of the manifesto bearing Public Intellectual/Politician or should we call Mr. Taylor by his actual name? a former ‘ Chief Adviser on Political Strategy to the Prime Minister’? See Mr. Taylor’s impressive CV here: https://www.thersa.org/events/speakers/matthew-taylor/ The temptation is to … Continue reading

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Bernard-Henri Lévy on ‘European Indifference’ : some thoughts by Political Reporter

A cynic might title this, ‘Fake French Philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy inserts himself into the current Refugee Crisis in Europe’. This man thinks of himself as the natural inheritor of the mantle of Sartre and Camus. Perhaps he is, in the … Continue reading

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Michael Weiss New Cold Warrior, episode XXXI, The End of Summer & Russian Revanchism, some thoughts by Political Reporter

The methodology: Sources One report has even alleged, Several sources consulted for this story said, A former U.S. military officer told The Daily Beast, Some of them are verifiable, One active U.S. intelligence official told The Daily Beast, Much discussed in U.S. defense circles … Continue reading

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@DanielC1982s @tonyblairoffice

‘Neo-Libralism? That vague ideology…’ Perhaps your should avail yourself of the scholarship on Neo-Liberalism: http://www.versobooks.com/books/1613-never-let-a-serious-crisis-go-to-waste https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/undoing-demos And this on Neo-Liberalism’s Patron Saint, Mr. Hayek: http://www.criticalreview.com/crf/current_issue25_34.html Nothing ‘vague’ about Neo-Libralism, nor the fact that it is no longer the object of … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: José Ignacio Torreblanca on Insurgent Professor Pablo Iglesias, Almost Marx comments

Mr. Torreblanca takes a muted Stalinist approach to Prof. Iglesias, if one can use such a term to describe such a European establishmentarian, of impeccable Neo-Liberal credentials. Identifying the professoriate as enemy is a dependable strategy, even if muted. ‘Hard … Continue reading

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