Monthly Archives: August 2018

At The Financial Times: Greece and the costs of ‘Market Discipline’. Almost Marx scoffs!

Jim Brunsden and Kerin Hope recite the Neo-Liberal Catechism as if it were Revealed Truth. The Greeks must meet the Austerity Standards set by its creditors, the recitation of Neo-Liberal Propaganda: Hit the targets, Stimulate the economy,Fix the banks, Create … Continue reading

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Hans Kundnani reviews Jan Zielonka’s ‘Counter-Revolution’ at The Times Literary Supplement. Political Observer comments

It is, without doubt, presumptuous to truncate Mr. Kundnani’s review of  Mr. Jan Zielonka’s book ‘Counter Revolution’, but these historical insights as reviewed, explicated, indeed,  illuminated by Kundnani, need to be shared with the largest possible readership! … Zielonka seeks not … Continue reading

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@JananGanesh on VS Naipaul. American Writer comments

Like both Maugham and Greene, Naipaul was a monster. But in addition to Mr. Genesh’s essay read V.S. Pritchett’s review of ‘The Mimic Men’ and ‘A Flag on the Island’ from the April 11, 1968 New York Review of Books. The … Continue reading

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Edward.Luce@ft.com on the continuing Trump Political Melodrama. Political Observer comments

Fellow Financial Times readers spend some of your valuable time reading some other writers ,than Mr.Luce’s jejune speculations, prognostications, not to speak of a rickety psychological portrait of the Carnival Barker Trump. First is the American ‘Liberal’ Eugene Robinson’s Hymn … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com contemplates the American ‘Age of Fragmentation’. Old Socialist comments

This quote from the originator of the ‘Southern Strategy’ Richard Nixon demonstrates that Mr. Ganesh needs to immerse himself in American political/cultural history, instead of parading his utter ignorance of that history as some kind of what?  An Enlightened stance … Continue reading

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Venture Capitalist Nick Hanauer, the Democrats & Reagan’s 11th Commandment: Political Observer comments

‘Nick Hanauer is a Seattle-based entrepreneur and venture capitalist, and the founder of Civic Ventures, a public-policy incubator.’ Its Summer and America’s favorite Political Gossip Sheet opens the ‘Floor’ to another ‘Greedy Capitalist’ to lecture the all and sundry members … Continue reading

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The ‘insights’ of david.bromwich@yale.edu : a collection of quotes and commentary on his London Review of Books essay ‘American Breakdown’. Part One? By Political Observer (Revised)

Mr. Bromwich manages to avoid the current political hysteria ,or simply to mute it, therefore making it more palatable to the reader, than the Corporate Media hysterics.He even manages to shame these political actors, yet at the same moment to … Continue reading

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