Monthly Archives: June 2018

@JananGanesh on ‘Franzenism’: American Writer comments

The reader of Mr. Ganesh’s purely speculative ‘life report’ on the career of Mr. Franzen, which ends not with praise for Franzen the writer, but presents this author as an ‘anti-left crusader’, in sum, a ‘political elitist’. Not quite in … Continue reading

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Andy Divine on Kennedy’s ‘True American Conservatism’ . American Writer comments

The opening paragraphs of Mr. Divine’s political funeral oration for Anthony Kennedy is worthy of full quotation: The retirement of Anthony Kennedy is an obituary for conservatism in America. Kennedy’s pragmatic libertarianism — his belief in limited government, pluralism, moderation, … Continue reading

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( jrosen@law.gwu.edu ) Jeffrey Rosen’s praise for Anthony Kennedy: Political Observer comments

It no surprise that the Corporatist Press should outdo themselves in praise of Anthony Kennedy. Mr. Rosen’s credentials are stellar in the Neo-Liberal terms of Market Fetishism wedded to Academic status: Jeffrey Rosen is a contributing editor for The Atlantic. … Continue reading

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Peter Hitchens on Mrs. Thatcher’s ‘noble failure’. Political Observer comments

Peter Hitchens on ‘the noble failure’ of Thatcher The Milk Snatcher. The reader almost reaches the point of feeling sorry for the utterly disillusioned Mr. Hitchens! (If only Peter had the literary gifts that Christopher possessed.) Mr. Hitchens repeats, with … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton is a dangerous political hysteric! American Writer comments

‘ Former Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has hit out at Russian President Vladimir Putin, describing him as the leader of a “white supremacist and xenophobic movement”  which is designed to “weaken America’s traditional alliances and undermine democracy.” The former secretary of state … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: On Krauthammer’s obituary. Old Socialist comments

Neo-Conservatism is about a ruthless bellicose Nationalism, and a coterie of Left Wing radicals at City College: Irving Kristol the paradigmatic case, who became bellicose Nationalists over political time.  Mr. Krauthammer was of another generation and the expounder of the … Continue reading

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Edward.Luce@ft.com : ‘The rise of a new generation of anti-Americans’ Old Socialist comments

Headline: The rise of a new generation of anti-Americans Sub-headline: Condemnations of the US are becoming routine — and may not end when Trump departs One can only imagine the Financial Times, of other eras,  and one of its hirelings opining … Continue reading

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