Monthly Archives: September 2017

At The Financial Times: ‘Campus Wars’, Rana Foroohar as failed dramaturge. American Writer comments

Ms. Rana Foroohar opens her essay with an attack on a well practiced American tradition of public protest. If you feel you have been wronged, especially when it is by an institutionalized power, you take  your case to the Court … Continue reading

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Uber finds its defender at The Financial Times. Almost Marx comments on the Political Melodrama!

‘Uber’ is NOT ‘a ride-hailing service‘! It is a Neo-Liberal scheme, to avoid the power of municipalities and states to regulate taxi services, in the public interest! TINA, as Mrs. Thatcher used to opine, is the position of this newspaper! … Continue reading

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Rich Lowry defends Trump’s UN speech: on the myopia of a Party Hack. Committed Observer comments

Rich Lowry’s latest essay features the two villains of American Conservatism: ‘liberal analysts’ and the scourge of  ‘a valueless international relativism’! Mr. Lowry suffers from an advanced case of a self-serving ideological myopia, because those ‘liberal analysts’ are in fact … Continue reading

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Michael Bloomberg, Corporatist with a Plantation Mentality. Old Socialist marvels at his brass!

Is it a surprise that The Financial Times provides editorial/advertising space to a plutocrat with something to pitch: Bloomberg Global Business Forum? Mr. Bloomberg presents himself as the antidote to the Trump Political Nihilism. Here is his indictment of Trump: … Continue reading

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edward.luce@ft.com on the Trump UN speech. Committed Observer offers some thoughts

I read Mr. Luce’s essay last night. I checked America’s political gossip sheet, Politico, this morning looking for some critique of the Trump UN address. Where are those fabled ‘Adults in the Room’ (Scowcroft, Baker, etc.), who presented themselves as … Continue reading

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The New Cold War has found its Jeane Kirkpatrick. Almost Marx takes the measure of Samantha Power’s Anti-Russian political hysterics

Its not at all surprising that Samantha Power’s byline should appear in the pages of The Paper of Record, The New York Times  . This newspaper has been one of the many propaganda arms of The American Empire. Look at … Continue reading

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The approaching battle for the ‘soul’ of the E.U. ! Former IMF employee @B_Eichengreen provides important background on the coming conflict between Merkel’s ‘fiscal Conservatism’, and Macron’s ‘Jupertarian Politics’. Old Socialist comments, with a jaundiced eye!

@B_Eichengreen provides important background, or just call it speculation on his notion that there is a coming conflict between Merkel’s fiscal Conservatism and Macron’s ‘Jupertarian Politics’. Two politicians suffering from galloping hubris, to put it almost diplomatically. As the august … Continue reading

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