Monthly Archives: September 2017

At The Financial Times: Macri liberates the Argentine People from their Oedipal Strivings. Committed Observer comments

Mr. Benedict Mander’s first paragraph is-what to call it? Mauricio Macri, Argentina’s president, has liberalised the country’s economy and opened it up to global trade and foreign investment. His government’s biggest task, though, is yet to come: it wants to … Continue reading

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@PCollinsTimes

Thank you for your comments on my post, much appreciated! My numbers shot up on both twitter and my blog.  Are you an internet rookie?  Because you have transgressed one of the first rules that almost all bourgeois ‘pundits’ observe: … Continue reading

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@PCollinsTimes on British Gaullism

Mr.Collins, in your latest essay, present yourself as the ‘voice of reason’, the usual gambit of the propagandist/apologist, as opposed to the ‘political irrationalism’, indeed the Radical Political Romanticism of the Brexiteers i.e. British Gaullists! That last word really is … Continue reading

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On Macron’s megalomania, episode DXXIII: E.U. Reform, almost! Committed Observer reads The Financial Times’ reportage by Committee

Headline: Emmanuel Macron makes radical appeal for more powerful EU Sub-headline: French leader soft-pedals on eurozone reform in speech brimming with proposals https://www.ft.com/content/37c54ebc-a2ad-11e7-9e4f-7f5e6a7c98a2 Macron proclaims a Neo-Liberal New Deal? Jupertarian/Authoritarian politics as argued by the E.U.’s FDR? What of those tens … Continue reading

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Brooks, Hoffman & Trump: Committed Observer comments

Neo-Con David Brooks just can’t let go of the 1960’s. He was born in 1961, so he was 7 in 1968, the heyday of Abby Hoffman. As the protege of Wm. F. Buckley Jr., he just repeats the Buckley Hysterics … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Anne-Sylvaine Chassany writes jejune Macron propaganda. Old Socialist’s detailed commentary

Headline: Mélenchon plays old tunes to mobilize the opposition to Macron Sub-headline: The veteran leftist is leading the resistance to the president’s reform agenda The headline and sub-headline tell the story, but the reader can only marvel at Ms Chassany’s opening … Continue reading

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Edward Luce on Trump vs NFL players. Committed Observer’s consideration on ‘Luce World’

Never fear Mr. Luce’s lack of candor and failure to confront the Republican Party’s ‘rapprochement’ with racism, since Goldwater, and the exodus of the Dixiecrats from the Democratic Party, into the Republican Party:this after the passage of the Civil Rights … Continue reading

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