Janan Ganesh on Winners, a comment by Philosophical Apprentice

Silver Fork Pundit and full time Dandy Mr. Ganesh proves beyond doubt that he to is one of the fellas! The playing fields of Britain are the proving grounds for the modern citizen, that these citizens are exclusively male is but an inconvenience to be overlooked.  He constructs a parable of the age of an utterly failed Neo-Liberalism as ‘an insecure world’ and how that world must be navigated, by the canny, not to speak of wise political/economic actor. Who lives now, and not like his father did, if he wishes to survive and prosper. The rise of the techniques of winning are part of the armamentarium of victory.

Mr. Ganesh is an idiosyncratic follower of Darwin as interpreted by Herbert Spencer: survival of the fittest is a motto that appeals to the cult of masculine power, that is the central animating ideology in the his world view. The rough and tumble of the playing field is the testing ground for one’s status as part of a coterie of the ‘fittest’. Aided by money saving  business decisions, finding talented players whose potential has not been fully realized, allied to the science of optimizing training as a means to boost performance on the field.

Given all of the above, how might we interpret Mr. Osborne’s latest political misstep, political miscalculation, or more candidly blunder? And what might this portend for Mr. Ganesh’s oft repeated belief in the politically eternal Tories?

Philosophical Apprentice


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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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