Monthly Archives: January 2017

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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On John Kerry: a comment by Political Observer

Kerry once stood for something noble, the cultivation of civic republican virtue, American decency, but then he became the victim of his own political ambition, and his desire to play a role on the world stage. He is not exactly … Continue reading

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Martin Wolf dramaturge: ‘The long and painful journey to world disorder’, a comment by Almost Marx

In sum, and I’m foreshortening Wolf’s self-serving ramble through most of the 20th and 21st Centuries economic/political history: this is one of the ‘core arguments’ of that potted history, that he reconstructs, eliding what is inconvenient, in his melodramatic essay: … Continue reading

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The Economist takes the measure of Theresa May! A comment by Political Observer

After the ersatz moralizing tone on Mrs. May’s religious upbringing, as presented/argued  by the Economist’s writers: comparing her to Angela Merkel, Gordon Brown because of her and their religious upbringing. And the utterly laughable comparison of her political style to … Continue reading

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My reply @JeffreyGuterman

Your comment is utterly irresponsible. What happened to the Rule of Law and the long established Democratic process? If you want to place blame start with the New Democrats and their active subversion of Sanders, in favor of Mrs. Clinton? … Continue reading

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My reply to onomasticator

Commenters below have take a new tack in trying to bury this story. The goal-posts of course have to keep changing: any and all manner of chaffe has been thrown up to distract and mis-direct: from Russo-phobia to Seth Rich … Continue reading

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@michaeldweiss: Full time New Cold Warrior, and aspiring le Carré discovers the skulduggery of The GRU. A comment by American Writer

Mr. Weiss offers this to his avid readers, to welcome in the New Year: The headline is further elucidated and/or framed by this sentence fragment from his second paragraph: ‘Ever since, in the long dark history of Soviet and Russian … Continue reading

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