Monthly Archives: January 2018

Edwin Heathcote: Pseudo-Hipster on Johnson’s AT&T building remodel. American Writer comments

Mr. Edwin Heathcote’s essay on the remodel of Johnson’s AT&T building opens with a  paragraph awash in popular cultural references: to some of the ‘Billboard Top 100’: The Bee Gees about to be de-throned by Chic’s “Le Freak”of 1979, and … Continue reading

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The latest 3 Act Political Melodrama from Andy Divine: Old Socialist comments

  I checked earlier on Friday morning to see if Andy Divine had yet posted his regular column at New York Magazine, it was 7 AM PST , which meant that it was 11 AM EST. Andy must be a … Continue reading

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martin.wolf@ft.com on the ‘dead end ‘ of Nationalization. Almost Marx examines the Wolf prognosis

Do any of Mr. Wolf’s arguments surprise? Saint Maggie makes the obligatory appearance! Or his carefully chosen sources as demonstrative of the success of the profit run concerns that serve the public? Or the examples of the Soviets and China, … Continue reading

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@BretStephensNYT & profanity!

Can you imagine any of the other bourgeois respectable columnists at the Paper of Record , The  New York Times, using the word ‘asshole’ in any context? Charles M. Blow, David Brooks, Frank Bruni, Roger Cohen, Gail Collins, Ross Douthat, … Continue reading

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@Mondoweiss, Michelle Goldberg (@michelleinbklyn) & @BretStephensNYT: a Political/Moral Phantasmagoria. American Writer ponders

I read this Mondoweiss essay yesterday (January 10,2018)  and looked at the New York Times site today: for ex-Jerusalem Post editor @BretStephensNYT possible comments on Ms. Goldberg’s essay:  an imperious public humiliation of the Zionist Apostate, in the charmed circle … Continue reading

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Edward Luce on Oprah Winfrey and the fate of her ‘Brand’. A comment by Political Observer

A selective commentary  on Mr. Luce’s questions and observations: If Ms Winfrey is the answer to Mr Trump, what was the question? Like the rise of Mr Trump, the political rise of Ms. Winfrey is about the desperation of the … Continue reading

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FBI Director Christopher Wray’s predictable hysterics on the dangers of encryption to cyber security. Publius comments

Is it anything like a surprise that the latest National Security State operative Christopher Wray sounds the ‘alarm’ and like Pavlov’s dog the Press genuflects to the carefully cultivated Legend of the the ‘invincible’ FBI? The reader just needs to … Continue reading

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Max Boot on Edward Lansdale, reviewed at The Financial Times. Political Observer comments

Max Boot is another of the coterie Neo-Conservative Spartans , who celebrate war, yet are utterly without military credentials. He is not the Junger of  In Storms of Steel. Richard Aldington’s 1930 quote seems apt: ‘I see many death worshipers … Continue reading

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Michael Wolff , America’s Political Class & The ‘Journalists’ who serve them. Political Cynic comments

Wasn’t the kind of book written by Mr. Wolff , melodramatically titled ‘Fire and Fury’ once the province of respectable journalistic hacks/has beens, like what the Bob Woodward atelier used to churn out? Woodward’s salad days of Watergate, at The … Continue reading

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@BretStephensNYT reveals that the 1979 Iranian Revolution is in 2018 corrupt! Political Observer comments

Mr. Stephens, the unapologetic Neo-Conservative war monger ‘uncovers’ the corruption of the Iranian Revolution in 2018. The Reuters expose of 2013 is offered as quite compelling evidence. Yet Stephens is not just content with this three part expose,  he enlists … Continue reading

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