Monthly Archives: November 2016

At The Economist: Ronald Reagan vs Donald Trump, or Political Manichaeism. Political Observer comments

Notice first that the writers at the Economist open their essay with an illustration that takes it inspiration from two famous paintings, one American the other French, both illustrating the Revolutionary fervor of the Age of Democratic Revolution, to borrow … Continue reading

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Janan Ganesh on ‘Liberal Self-flagellation’ and other political inventions. American Writer comments

For a moment I thought I was reading either Ross Douthat or David Brooks at the New York Times, such was the purposeful ideological misreading of the political present, as a failure of ‘Liberalism’ a political description of a ‘climate … Continue reading

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@Nobody’s critics 11/14/2016

To @Nobody’s  critics, please read this friendly history of Neo-Conservatism: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/history/american-history-after-1945/neoconservative-revolution-jewish-intellectuals-and-shaping-public-policy?format=HB&isbn=9780521836562 The title is instructive :The Neoconservative Revolution Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy, by Murray Friedman. @Nobody simply repeats the historical, but discomforting facts about the Neo-Cons and … Continue reading

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Schama vs Phillips on the Trump victory: sound, fury and the 5th Column in our midst!

Here is Simon Schama ranting at Melanie Phillips about the Trump victory: Here is a link to my first comment on The Financial Times web site: http://on.ft.com/2fPf5AO A copy of my reply to @RiskManager: Mr Schama declares Sen. Jeff Session’s … Continue reading

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Simon Schama’s post election hysterics, by Political Reporter

But bowing to the judgment of the polls does not entail a suspension of dissent, especially, when, as in this case, the election involves shameless suppression of votes, the politicisation of the FBI and the cyber-interference of the Russians. https://www.ft.com/content/eb87a71a-a7f9-11e6-8898-79a99e2a4de6Continue reading

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Francis Fukuyama: a Straussian on the Trump victory, Almost Marx comments

Beware the Straussians! Intellectual bloat, windy and self-serving re-descriptions of the past, the political  present and predictions on our collective, benighted future, by the stern guiding hand of the self-appointed Philosopher King! One need only read Mr. Fukuyama’s ‘The Decay … Continue reading

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James Pethokoukis on the Trump victory, Political Observer comments

Our Man From A.E.I., Mr. James Pethokoukis, shouldn’t throw stones! Any self-apologetic cliche not written here is just an oversight: big government, crony capitalism, competition, creative destruction, registers with the reader his seriousness. The ignominious failure of a codified Neo-Liberal Utopianism … Continue reading

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Mr. Tanenhaus on the Trump victory, a comment by Political Reporter

Tanenhaus’ flair for Political Melodrama almost rivals that of Cukor’s  1943 MGM potboiler ‘The Keeper of the Flame’. Starring the celebrated Tracy and Hepburn, playing their respective roles, as brave inquiring reporter, and the anguished wife of a politician secretly … Continue reading

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Christopher Caldwell’s self-serving misapprehension of the Trump phenomenon. Political Cynic comments

‘Mrs Clinton misunderstood the electorate.’ Given the fact that Mrs.Clinton won the popular vote, but lost in the Electoral College, Mr. Caldwell’s contempt for the arrogance of Clinton Campaign and one of its apologists at The Daily Beast,Mr. Tomasky if … Continue reading

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Gloria Steinem, the ghost of Feminism Past, on Mrs. Clinton as victim and political savior. Political Cynic comments

  Ms. Steinem leads with 14 years of Gallup Polls, more about the art of Public Relations than about any substantive issue  of ‘Leadership’ or being a champion of ‘Women’s Rights’! The inconvenient historical record of the Clinton Team, you … Continue reading

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