Monthly Archives: October 2018

Posh Boy gideon.rachman@ft.com repeats and extemporizes on the Elite hand-wring over the rumored murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Political Observer comments

The first paragraph of Mr. Rachman’s latest column on the ‘murder’ of Jamal Khashoggi leaves little doubt that he tows the Party Line, at the same time as he shapes that Party Line of Elite indignation about the ‘murder’ of … Continue reading

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On reading Chapter 3 of ‘Transcendental Heiddegger’

I am slowly reading this collection of essays titled Transcendental Heidegger edited by Steven Crowell and Jeff Malpas, published by Stanford University Press. I have just finished reading chapter 3 ‘Heidegger on Kant on Transcendence’ by David Carr. I can … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com on ‘Why do Americans cling to their European heritage?’ Old Socialist comments

Headline:Why do Americans cling to their European heritage? Sub-headline: I find nothing about the country harder to explain than the quest for extra-American identities’ Mr. Ganesh never lets his utter historical ignorance get in the the way of his production … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com on Mitch McConnell. Old Socialist comments

Headline: Democrats need their own Mitch McConnell Sub-headline: The left must learn from the Republican majority leader’s tactical successes Mr. Ganesh’s opening paragraph of his admonition the New Democrats, who the headline writers of the Financial Times misidentify as ‘Left’ … Continue reading

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edward.luce@ft.com on Nickie Haley as the last of the ‘axis-of-adults’. Political Observer

When it comes to ‘catch phrases’ Mr Luce has a talent to invent and or appropriate them, axis-of-adults, or to recite them as place holders for actual thought, “cognitive dissonance”  provides a kind of intellectual gloss to his essay. Mr. … Continue reading

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Kavanaugh from four perspectives. Publius comments

There is nothing in Mr. Ganesh’s essay of real note except the lingering mephitic aroma of Kavanaugh pseudo-apologetics. The Democrats and their attempt to impugn the integrity of Party Boy Kavanaugh. Who has an uncanny resemblance to Bush The Younger, … Continue reading

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robert.post@yale.edu : Kavanaugh is ‘unsuitable’! Publius comments

Is there a more self-serving, mendacious political/civic actors than lawyers,in or out of Judicial robes? What citizen, a presiding judge,  declares to his civic equals that the American Law Court is above Morality, as if it were a trivial matter? … Continue reading

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