Monthly Archives: October 2017

janan.ganesh@ft.com on the ‘Threat of Direct Democracy’. American Writer comments

Mr. Ganesh again proves that he is talented at producing the political and moralizing feuilleton. A journalistic staple of a European journalism of the 19th and early 20th Centuries, though not focused on the larger questions he touches upon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FeuilletonContinue reading

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The Midwives of Trump, episode DCCLIII: @michaeltomasky recoils at his Frankenstein, while embracing the wisdom of Bush The Younger. Old Socialist comments

Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative … Continue reading

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Miriam González Durántez on the Catalan Question. Committed Observer comments

Miriam González Durántez isn’t just an ‘international Lawyer’, she is described as both a lawyer and a lobbyist on her Wikipedia page: ‘She is the wife of Nick Clegg, the former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.’ González Durántez … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: on the secession of Catalonia. Dr. Albena Azmanova provides valuable thoughts on this vexing question!

The headline at the Financial Times should hysterically proclaim : The Second Spanish Civil War Approaches! But given the latest developments as reported in the pages of this newspaper that headline should now read The Second Spanish Civil War is … Continue reading

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Episode MMCVII of the American Political Melodrama: Public Theologian praises Public Theologian. Queer Atheist ponders!

Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative … Continue reading

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The Kennedy Assassination, the Truth is too much to bear!

The reader has to just wonder about the ‘why’ of this piece of Warren Report retrograde  apologetics appearing at Alternet. As Jim Garrison said over a generation ago: ‘Let Justice be done though the heavens fall’! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_justitia_ruat_caelum ‘Conspiracy Theorists’, a … Continue reading

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@BretStephensNYT finds a Hero in Robert Zimmer. Committed Observer comments

Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative … Continue reading

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