Monthly Archives: May 2018

Christopher Clark’s historical myopia. Queer Atheist comments

While I was waiting, with a friend, to have her tires changed, I read this review in the May 10, 2018 edition of the London Review of Books titled ‘God bless Italy’  by Christopher Clark. And was surprised, and not … Continue reading

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On BHL, in the pages of The Financial Times. Political Observer comments

Mocking BHL is easy should be the title of this interview/essay by Mr. Kuper. M. Levy’s shtick never seems to grow old for a certain strata of journalists. M. Levy provides the pretext ,the rhetorical frame, of this extended exploration … Continue reading

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More ‘Uber’ advocacy/apologetics at the Financial Times. Almost Marx comments

When will the Financial Times admit the fact that Uber is a ‘Employer’ and that it has ‘Employees’ ?  like every other Capital enterprise, except that the Neo-Liberals at both Uber and FT have manufactured this dull-witted neologism of ‘ride-hailing … Continue reading

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5 views of Tom Wolfe: American Writer surveys the political/literary territory of the book review & obituary

The death of Mr. Wolfe has produced a great deal of praise for this literary capon in a white suit: a Dandy as imagined by Walt Disney: Here is an excerpt from Janan Ganesh’s obituary , at The Financial Times, … Continue reading

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Myra Breckenridge replies to one of the Tom Wolfe enthusiasts

‘Yet how else should he have been? Wolfe, whose death this week left our literary scene all the hollower, is known today for his novels.’ Once a Dandy, Disraeli wrote novels as a way of giving his politics life, speculations … Continue reading

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@FT vs. @Economist on Gaza Massacre. Political Observer comments

@FT offered  one small news report on the Gaza Massacre and then this editorial : Headline: Israel’s disproportionate response to the Gaza protests Sub-headline: Trump encourages Netanyahu to embrace maximalist positions This observation near the beginning of this ‘editorial’ almost … Continue reading

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@TimAlberta interviews AEI Radical Neo-Liberal, with a soft touch, @arthurbrooks. Political Observer comments ‏

The reader of this ‘exit interview’  with Mr. Brooks might look bit premature, at least to this cynic , as he is leaving in June 2019. May 13, 2018 must have been a slow news day, or I’ve missed the … Continue reading

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