Dramaturge Janan Ganesh authors a Carney Political Melodrama. American Writer comments

Is there a more accomplished writer/propagandist in the English speaking world than Mr. Ganesh? ( Is there a novel or a screenplay, on his desk that he works on in his spare time?)  When Mr. Ganesh mutes his usual bile and spleen to a level that expresses itself as pungent observation, he shines. In America we have the pallid Neo-Liberal apologist David Brooks who knits together cliches, and presents them as the insights of the natural successor to Walter Lippmann. In addition to this poser, add the New Democratic Apologists, hirelings and callobos: Chait, Tomasky and Conason, authors of the dullest demotic prose.

Even if the readers disagrees with the present essay, a political melodrama starring Mr Carney as the central protagonist, with walk-ons that adds verisimilitude to his speculative fiction with the appearance of ‘Daniel Hannan and Michael Gove, romantic Tories’ among others. And the strategic mention of the Hayek classic ‘Road to Serfdom’. The Brexiteers is a capacious category but Mr. Ganesh elides from his compelling story line the usual all purpose villain of the ‘Left’, or have I missed something?  A central role in the Ganesh Melodrama is ‘power’ and its uses from the perspective of a committed observer. I have lifted that last descriptor from the title of a collection of Raymond Aron interviews published in 1983.


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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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