Monthly Archives: February 2016

Edward Luce’s rhetorical sleight of hand : from the Rebellion Against The Elites to Isolationism, a comment by American Writer

Gone this week is the hysterical tone of The Rebellion against The Elites of last week. Replacing that ‘Rebellion’ as the current rhetorical frame is the ‘Isolationism’ of Trump and Sanders, far right and hard left respectively,  as opponents of … Continue reading

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On Scalia & on the politics of his replacement, a comment by Political Reporter

The hard truth that all bourgeois respectable pundits avoid is that Originalism is the child of the politics of States Rights, as the political rationale for Jim Crow. How bitter is the reality that American Jurists swear not just allegiance, … Continue reading

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On Justice Scalia, some thoughts by Philosophical Apprentice

Here is a still from pages 186 & 187  from  Rudiger Safranski’s Philosophical Biography of Nietzsche, available as a PDF here: (Thank you to Ross Wolfe!) https://rosswolfe.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/rucc88diger-safranski-nietzsche-a-philosophical-biography.pdf I had read this essay at The Financial Times on the death of … Continue reading

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Ludovic Hunter-Tilney on the greed of Beyoncé & Jay Z, a comment by Political Observer

Where else but at The Financial Times  would a critic cite Dixiecrat Feudalist Tom Wolf and ‘America’s Mayor’ Rudy Giuliani as somehow expert in the field of music criticism, or just the leading characters in the beat down of the … Continue reading

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Ackman on Bloomberg, a comment by Almost Marx

The professional Economic Buccaneer needs to be very careful about his public advocacy for friends and allies that he might hold in high esteem: J. Ezra Merkin? For the checkered career of Mr. Ackman Wikipedia provides valuable information to evaluate … Continue reading

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On the Bloomberg candidacy, a comment by Political Observer

One can almost welcome Mr. Bloomberg into the presidential race of 2016. The Republicans are a collection of Neo-Cons, Dixicrat Feudalists, Free Market Fundamentalists, that expresses a collective political nihilism. And the exhausted, indeed near desperate campaign of Mrs. Clinton. … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton, Simon Schama & the question of Progressive Music

Mrs. Clinton is going to need more than ‘Progressive Music’ as advocated in Mr. Schama’s essay, awash in purple so as to mask its demonstrable shallowness? In opposition to ‘Sanderian magical thinking’: the observations of a hardheaded political realist, or … Continue reading

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