Monthly Archives: January 2017

Martin Wolf on ‘aggrieved nationalism’, a comment by Old Socialist

In Martin Wolf’s essay of Jan 17, 2017, he engages in the intellectual plunder of Benedict Anderson’s path-breaking  book ‘Imagined Communities’to frame his Ne0-Liberal hand-wringing. His seemingly perpetual state of mind and spirit. And the Tribalism that afflicts us, even … Continue reading

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Anne-Marie Slaughter awaits Trump’s ‘New Social Contract’, a comment by American Writer

This is how the president of New America pronounces on the possibility of Trumpism: ‘The world awaits America’s new social contract’. The ‘as if’ here is that Trump and his team of Corporatists are capable of even entertaining the mere … Continue reading

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@mattklewis: Betsy DeVos is a Revolutionary ! a comment by Old Socialist

Since the departure of gossip queen Tina Brown, The Daily Beast has come under the partial leadership of Neo-Con Michael Weiss, and it shows.  Leslie Gelb, a former Clinton employee/protege, is also disappeared.  While still  employed is  New Democrat Michael … Continue reading

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Stephen Metcalf on the guilt of the ‘Left’, a comment by Old Socialist

In the watershed of the Trump victory in the 2016 election the Neo-Liberals masquerading as the ‘Liberal Elites’ , are desperately looking for scapegoats. Here is Stephen Metcalf’s January 10,2017 essay,  at The New Yorker, titled ‘Richard Rorty’s Philosophical Argument … Continue reading

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At The Economist: ‘Russian hacking’ as ‘grave assault’ on American Political Virtue. A comment by Political Cynic

Recall that old saw ‘think like a lawyer’? Its an invitation to the exercise of self-serving mendacity, at the very least. Here is the center  of the case that The Economist makes for believing the lawless operatives of the American … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Manuel Valls disappoints ! A comment by Political Observer

Headline: Manuel Valls shifts to left as France’s Socialist frontrunner Sub-headline: Favourite to be party’s presidential candidate unveils policy plans January 2,2017 Mr Valls promised on Tuesday not to reform France’s 35-hour working week or its labour laws and to … Continue reading

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Senate confirmation hearing’s melodrama: Rex Tillerson vs the Neo-Conservatives, a comment by American Writer

The notion that Marco Rubio, Bob Corker and John McCain, and his running dog Lindsey Graham, represent the voice of political rationalism, has all the credibility of a script written by Mel Brooks, with a cast of comic political figures. … Continue reading

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