Monthly Archives: September 2016

At The Financial Times: Mauricio Macri Reformer & more. Almost Marx comments

How can Macri be The Knight of Neo-Liberal Faith and Action when he and de Kirchner were both clients of Mossack Fonseca? Read this TLS review of The Panama Papers by Edward N. Luttwak. A passage worthy of quotation: If … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Anne-Marie Slaughter chatters about ‘Education’ viewing it through a Neo-Liberal lens, Political Reporter comments (Revised)

Ms. Slaughter begins her disappointing, even trivializing essay framed by part of the catechism of Neo-Liberalism  ‘the global market in education’. Education is civic concern with nothing to do with the worshipers of Market Discipline. The Charter School movement in … Continue reading

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At The Economist: Erasmus & Loukas Tsoukalis redefine Theology as a propaganda instrument. A comment by Political Observer

The focus of the Erasmus essay is one chapter, ‘The Priest, the Sinner and the Non-Believer’ of Mr Tsoukalis’ book ‘In Defence of Europe’. Mr. Tsoukalis and his think tank ELIAMEP are not just advocates of the European Idea/Ideal, but … Continue reading

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Former NATO supreme allied commander James Stavridis on how to handle Putin. Political Observer comments

  Perhaps the most famous piece of stage direction in Western literature occurs in the third act of Shakespeare’s classic play “The Winter’s Tale: “Exit pursued by a bear.” There’s plenty of reason to think that being pursued by a bear, the … Continue reading

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David Runciman Chatters, Episode XXXIII: Death by Enthusiasm, Political Observer comments

You have to wonder at the political desperation that gave birth to Mr. Runciman’s essay. Just call it chatter! One could compare it to the Party Line of The Financial Times’ ‘The Rebellion Against The Elites’ which appears in its … Continue reading

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Edward Albee,Tiny Alice, Philip Roth & 1965 or ‘The Play that Dare Not Speak Its Name’: a comment by American Writer

In his review/essay of ‘Tiny Alice’ Mr. Roth presents his case against Mr. Albee in full heterosexual defensiveness as he attacks the closeted playwright as literary type, as well as a writer. Compare this first quoted paragraph which uses this … Continue reading

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American Scipio? An observation by Political Cynic

https://theintercept.com/2016/09/13/colin-powell-emails/ This is very interesting in terms of palace gossip and as Foreign Policy chatter, but this quote from Powell demonstrates the myth of his political ‘virtue’ in the starkest terms : ‘Powell added in a tangential complaint: “I told … Continue reading

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