Monthly Archives: June 2018

@shadihamid in triplicate: a comment by Political Observer

Your series of tweets was informative as to your ‘Liberalism’. Damir Marusic & Rich Lowry set the argumentative parameters of the moral/political shame of the Trump separation of children from their parents? Call this the sadism of the Neo-Confederate/Originalist coterie, … Continue reading

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An Atlanticist on the Merkel/Macron ‘Summit’. Political Observer comments

Read Ms. Dempsey’s impressive credentials here at the Carnegie Europe web site: http://carnegieeurope.eu/experts/693 That she is part of the Atlanticist coterie is easily obtained, even for the mildly curious. A link to the Atlantic Council’s web site: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist Who else … Continue reading

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On Chris Hedges’ ‘Et Tu, Bernie?’ Political Observer comments

Chris Hedges quotes Mr. Debs, and one is taken with Debs honesty,forthrightness even his status  as a paradigmatic Socialist politician.  Not to speak of his bravery compared to today’s political opportunists.  Yet to quote that ‘Great American Philosopher’ Reinhold Niebuhr … Continue reading

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Nicolás Dujovne on the IMF and Argentina, redux. Almost Marx comments

In order to apply an inadequate whitewashing of Macri’s failed bid to re-enter the Neo-Liberal World Order Mr. Dujovne offers this: Mr Dujovne nevertheless pointed to innovative clauses in the deal proposed by Argentina that will allow the government to … Continue reading

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Midwife of Trump, Andy Divine on the president’s ‘State Terror’. Political Cynic comments

Read Mr. Divine’s sermon of June 8,2018 titled Another Glimpse of State Terror in Trump’s America here: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/traumatizing-children-is-the-new-weapon-in-trump-arsenal.html The violence and moral obscenity of separating families, gives ample moral space for Mr. Divine to shift into high dungeon, about the … Continue reading

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On de Gaulle, and Pretender to French Grandeur Macron. Almost Marx comments

Mr. Fenby wrote an informative review of ‘A Certain Idea of France. The Life of Charles de Gaulle’, by Julian Jackson until the last three paragraphs when M. 37% and his ‘Jupertarian’, i.e. Rule by Decree politics, entered from stage … Continue reading

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Martin Kramer defends Bernard Lewis against the charge of being “the last Orientalist.”(Revised June 11,2018)

Prof. Kramer defense of Bernard Lewis, is couched in the denial that he was the ‘last Orientalist‘, should not surprise the reader, as Bernard Lewis was Prof. Kramer’s thesis director. Kramer began his undergraduate degree under Itamar Rabinovich in Middle … Continue reading

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