Monthly Archives: July 2016

At The Financial Times: At the creation of the new myth of ‘Fast Radicalization’, a comment by Political Observer

The invention of the idea of ‘Fast Radicalization’ is a propaganda tool that places everyone in the Muslim minority in France under suspicion, that is it’s reason d’etre ! It discards the practice, even the idea of evidentiary based investigation, … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: my reply to KissMeHardy

KissMeHardy, Thank you for your comment. ‘Perhaps Stephen you can regale us with your expert view, after all you website proclaims you are an ‘intellectual’. I think I have already expressed my opinion on Mr. Heisbourg’s combination of self-advertisement and scaremongering … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: François Heisbourg’s fear mongering about Nice, a comment by Almost Marx

François Heisbourg is an employee of a Think Tank that specializes in ‘Security’ issues, I don’t read French but just a look at their web site can lead to only one conclusion: he has a product to sell, his vaunted … Continue reading

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w.davies (@gold.ac.uk)

Mr. Davies makes more interesting and creative use of some of the available statistical data than did Jürgen Habermas in an interview reprinted at The Social Europe web site. Core Europe To The Rescue: A Conversation With Jürgen Habermas About … Continue reading

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@GustavAHorn @SocialEurope @hmeyer78 @andreasbotsch @boeckler_de

In this ‘interview’ conducted by fellow traveler Thomas Assheuer,  Habermas proves himself to be a Neo-Liberal, not a democrat, mitigated by Mr. Habermas’ penchant for    self-congratulatory intellectual garnish e.g….– in what Hegel would have called a valet’s perspective –…  … Continue reading

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At The New York Times: Tweedledum and Tweedledee or Arthur C. Brooks & Gail Collins on 1968 Redux

Arthur C. Brooks has just awoken from a very long Neo-Liberal slumber to find the USA about to burst into political flame,1968 style. Although Mr. Brooks was born in 1964, this reader was there and witnessed it first hand! Mr. … Continue reading

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At The London Review of Books: Where are we now? Responses to the Referendum, some comments by Political Observer

The first to comment in this collection of small essays  on the Brexit Vote is David Runciman.It is a myopic political analysis filled with data and a special pleading for Proportional  Representation, that functions argumentatively as some kind of answer … Continue reading

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