Monthly Archives: June 2017

The ‘Macron Earthquake’ suffers some violent after-shocks! A comment by Old Socialist

It was on June 19, 2017 that Anne-Sylvaine Chassany proclaimed the ‘Macon Earthquake’ in the pages of The Financial Times ! https://www.ft.com/content/391d17de-5273-11e7-bfb8-997009366969 Are the resignations of François Bayrou, Marielle de Sarnez and Sylvie Goulard the after-shocks of that ‘Earthquake’ ? … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Anne-Sylvaine Chassany proclaims ‘The Macron Moment’. Old Socialist comments

In declaring the ‘Macon Moment’ Anne-Sylvaine Chassany resorts to election hagiography to the second power: ‘A year ago, France had all the symptoms of a severe allergy to economic reform: social unrest, rising populism, a rebellious parliament, an unpopular president. … Continue reading

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Headline: The Financial Times on the political apotheosis of Emmanuel Macron! The ‘Radiant Future’ is about to begin! A comment by Old Socialist

The editors of the Financial Times would have been happier with the ‘Speed and Shock’ of Fillon but will settle for Macron’s Neo-Liberalism Lite. In the pages of this newspaper Macron becomes the answer to all pressing questions, in the … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: The Grenfell Tower Fire and its political repercussions.

https://www.ft.com/content/b29f5260-529c-11e7-a1f2-db19572361bb?hubRefSrc=email&utm_source=lfemail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=lfnotification#lf-content=199904431:703885100 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..   ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Law and order said: Your comment has been removed, but let me reply to it: Mr. Corbyn has been re-elected how many times? His political career began in the 1970’s, so he must have been of … Continue reading

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@BretStephensNYT : Neo-Conservative Bret Stephens doesn’t accuse Jeremy Corbyn of ‘Anti-Semitism’, he lets the Tories & New Labour do it for him! A comment by Karl Kraus’ Ghost

The headline above Mr. Stephens June 9, 2017 essay is ‘The Year of Voting Recklessly’ that purports to be a comment on elections in Britain, America and France. There is the usual political chatter, none of it outside the bourgeois … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Baron Macpherson of Earl’s Court on the necessity of Austerity. A comment by Old Socialist

The Financial Times has found the near perfect apologist for ‘Austerity’! A reading of the Wikipedia entry on Nicholas Ian Macpherson, Baron Macpherson of Earl’s Court, is impressive, to say the least. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Macpherson In the wake of the utterly failed Neo-Liberal … Continue reading

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Wolfgang Kowalsky inveighs against the ghosts of ‘French Theory’. A comment by Eugène Drieu La Rochelle

Wolfgang Kowalsky maladroit attempt to lay the blame for the current political unrest and dissatisfaction: Populism of both Left and Right, as the product of the Prophets of French Theory, who were advocates of  a toxic ‘relativism’ expresses political desperation. … Continue reading

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