Monthly Archives: October 2015

At The Financial Times: Janan Ganesh demonstates The Myopia of the Winner, a comment by Political Reporter

Mr. Ganesh demonstrates that the enemy of the political winner is the inability to conceive the possibility that the opposition can win. Call it the myopia of the winner. Given the rise of Corbyn, or someone like him, Mr. Cameron … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Edward Luce comments on President Obama’s Afghanistan re-evaluation, refracted through the career of Richard Holbrooke by Political Reporter

On top of the manufactured political melodrama of the President’s courage in his act of re-evaluation/self-repudiation of his past commitments, we are then subjected to Mr. Luce’s long and unconvincing apologia for the un-lamented ‘diplomatic’ career of Mr. Holbrooke. Mr. … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Philippe Sands asks vital questions, some observations by Political Reporter

I’m writing my comment on October 18, 2015, and why that is germane is that The Intercept has published a series of related essay called The Drone Papers: https://theintercept.com/drone-papers This is a collection of ten essays that map the abject … Continue reading

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Representative Amash as Radical Political Formalist, a comment by Democratic Socialist

When political nihilist Rep. Peter King calls The Freedom Caucus ‘crazies’ and Rep. Amash proclaimes himself, and his forty followers, to be the apostles of Political Reason in the face of the present Political Anarchy: the rules as so elastic … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Harry Mount on Boris Johnson as Pericles, or Modern London is the true heir of ancient Greece. A comment by Politcal Reporter

The author of ‘The Wit and Wisdom of Boris Johnson’ proves himself to be the most sophisticated political sycophant yet to appear in these pages, this is surely an accomplishment, when there are so many precursors. Mr. Harry Mount produces … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Gideon Rachman on American Global Decline, a comment by Almost Marx

As usual Mr. Rachman faithfully conforms to the latest iteration of Political Orthodoxy: American Decline, American Retreat from World Dominance and other such locutions, favored by both Neo-Cons and their R2P political allies. The rise of the twin myths of … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Lucy Kellaway attempts to interview a boorish Jonathan Franzen, or an American Provincial in Great Britain, a comment by American Litterrateur

I hate to say this but Mr.Franzen sounds just like an American Provincial. No particular insights on any important issue political,historical,philosophical just petulant chit chat. Mailer was driven by egotism and being the self-appointed heir to Hemingway, a collection of … Continue reading

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