Monthly Archives: May 2017

On the Political Apotheosis of Emmanuel Macron, Episode XXXIII: Jürgen Habermas joins the Propaganda Chorus. A comment by Almost Marx

Nothing quite prepares the reader for this declaration by Mr. Habermas: Jürgen Habermas: I have been entrusted with the honour of saying a few introductory words about the subject of our conversation between our distinguished guest Emmanuel Macron and Sigmar … Continue reading

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At The Economist: Oxbridgers attack Piketty, Episode CXI. Almost Marx comments

The publication of ‘After Piketty:The Agenda for Economics and Inequality’ gives another opportunity for the Oxbridgers at The Economist to exercise their contempt of the Economic Apostate Piketty. Its not redolent of Oakshott’s contempt of anything resembling Social Democracy, but … Continue reading

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The Guardian on ‘the focus of conspiracy theorists’, while it ignores its in-house propagandist Jonathan Freedland. Political Observer comments

A prominent ally of Donald Trump suggested on Sunday that the special counsel appointed to investigate alleged links between the president’s aides and Russia should instead focus on the murder last year of a young Democratic staffer, Seth Rich, which … Continue reading

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Union Buster Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, Old Socialist comments

Not to comprehend that ‘Charter Schools’ are a part of a larger plan to eliminate one of the most powerful weapons against the failed Neo-Liberal Dispensation, Public Sector Unionism. That Unionism was once the core of New Deal politics, as … Continue reading

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My replies to David Bromwich, at The London Review of Books

1) StephenKMackSD says: 16 May 2017 at 8:56 pm Mr. Bromwich’s  style is very readable in this instance, I don’t know that Bromwich has modeled his style on that of Murray Kempton, but it sometimes reads as if it were. The essay seems … Continue reading

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Trevor Aaronson on Comey & the unchecked power of the FBI: one telling paragraph.

Had this been a normal criminal investigation, and had Comey been a special agent in the field, the memo he would have written would have been known, in the FBI’s parlance, as an FD-302. The FBI does not record conversations with … Continue reading

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@gduval_altereco The Approaching Dark Age of Macron’s ‘Reforms’ . A comment by Almost Marx

Headline: Can Macron Move Europe Forward? … Of course, this depends in the first instance on the attitude of Germany, of its government but also of public opinion there. That’s the reason why Macron’s first trip after assuming office was … Continue reading

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