Monthly Archives: July 2018

Anne-Marie Slaughter on the Trump/Putin Summit. Old Socialist comments

The concluding paragraph of Ms. Slaughter’s essay, in which she extemporizes on a theme of Martin Luther King, is worthy of full quotation: ‘It is incumbent upon those of us who see an arc of progress bending towards peace and … Continue reading

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@EdwardGLuce & The Great Man. Political Observer comments

While babies in Vietnam are still being born with catastrophic birth defects from the effects of Agent Orange, decades after the end of the American Anti-Communists crusade or just call it mass slaughter, The Great Man is treated to lunch … Continue reading

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@aaondmiller2 anguish over the ‘Jewish Nation-state Bill’. Old Socialist comments

Mr. Miller resembles American Jurisprudence: a bottomless well of self-serving mendacity in service to an utterly shameful defense of ‘Manifest Destiny’ i.e. Imperialism & Exceptionalism , genocide, Jim Crow and Segregation and its Wars of Empire, among a long list … Continue reading

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@gilliantett advocates cyber vigilantism? Political Observer comments

Ms. Tett, in her essay, forgets, or simply leaves unmentioned, the use of Stuxnet by the US against Iran: Stuxnet is a malicious computer worm, first uncovered in 2010. Thought to have been in development since at least 2005, Stuxnet … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: @BEAMander ‏ on ‘Argentina on a knife edge’ & ‘Argentina learns to live with its inflation dragon’ and other questions. Old Socialist comments

Mr. Mander’s short essay arrived in my e mail this morning.: July 14, 2018. It does not appear, as such,  in the pages of the Financial Time. Its melodramatic title is ‘Argentina on a knife edge’! Impending  ‘crises’ , manufactured … Continue reading

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David Frum on Trump: Episode DCCCIX. Old Socialist comments

David Frum,Wise Republican Elder & Midwife of Trump chatters while the American Empire is in its slow motion collapse!  NATO the tool of Empire, and the E.U., Monnet’s Neo-Liberalism before the fact, are the twin beneficiaries of this Neo-Con’s chatter. … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com warns against the ‘dead end’ of a ‘Left Turn’ for the New Democrats. Old Socialist comments

Headline: A left turn could be a dead end for the Democrats Sub-headline: It is misleading to draw comparisons with the state of European centre-left parties Unsurprisingly Mr. Ganesh takes the Party Line of the Clinton coterie, on the ‘Left’ represented by … Continue reading

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