Monthly Archives: December 2017

@BretStephensNYT ex cathedra pronouncement: Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. Karl Kraus’ Ghost 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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My reply to Charles Shillingburg

Charles Shillingburg, I researched the idea of  ‘Social Marxism‘ on the internet, and found nothing. But I did find many entries for ‘Cultural Marxism’ here defined in ‘The Urban Dictionary’ as: The gradual process of destroying all traditions, languages, religions, … Continue reading

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America’s ‘Russia Fixation’ diagnosed by Edward Luce. Committed Observer comments

In Mr. Luce latest essay, he almost comes to something like political realism by way of Joe Biden? But some questions arise: what and where is ‘Liberal America’ ? That America was purged, beginning with the alliance between the Mundt/McCarren/McCarthy/Nixon … Continue reading

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Can Bozoma Saint John save Uber, with the help of Arianna Huffington? Myra Breckenridge ponders the question.

How apt that Bozoma Saint John is a sort of protege of Arianna Huffington, but with better hipster credentials . Ms. Huffington lost her ‘Progressive Credential’ with the sale of her website, with the whine that it was just a … Continue reading

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Jack Goldsmith on the current ‘moral crisis’. Publius comments

Call this essay Mr. Goldsmith’s lack of courage to confront the mendacious and lawless history of the FBI! The very notion that Comey and Mueller represent the saviors of the Republic, in the current political melodrama, demonstrates that, contra Straussian hack … Continue reading

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On the Midwives of Trump, episode DCCLX: @BretStephensNYT on the Trump/Putin political propinquity. Committed Observer comments

Mr. Stephens frames his critique of Trump by refracting it through the insights offered by Peter Pomerantsev’s book “Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible”  published in 2014.  Pomerantsev was a Russian television producer,  in the Age of Putin, and … Continue reading

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