Monthly Archives: October 2018

Guillaume Duval (@gduval_altereco) answers his own 2017 question! Old Socialist comments

Guillaume Duval asked the question, in his May 18, 2017 essay, titled Can Macron Move Europe Forward?   https://www.socialeurope.eu/author/guillaume-duval The more than patient reader has her answer in his October 30, 2018 essay titled Trump, Putin, Orbán, Kaczyński, May, Salvini… An … Continue reading

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Three telling insights from Dave Kotz’s ‘End of the NeoLiberal Era?’ At The New Left Review

… Regime change Neoliberal restructuring promised a reversal of the decline in profits. Couched in the language of individual freedom, it would raise profits by undermining the bargaining power of labour, cutting taxes on capital and opening new profit centres … Continue reading

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Andy Divine of October12 & 26, 2018. Old Socialist comments

Recall Andy Divine’s essay of October 12, 2018? Headline: The Danger of Trump’s Political Accomplishments It was the usual political travelogue that is Andy’s  specialty. ‘Kanye and Khashoggi and even Kavanaugh’ … The Kavanaugh-Ford showdown also helped upend the overly simple … Continue reading

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Publius: why I won’t be voting for ‘The Lesser of Two Evils’

The American polity is crumbling from the inside, led not just by Trump’s cultivated political irrationalism, but the active participation of the New Democrats, in sum, the utterly corrupt Clinton Coterie that has captured the Democratic Party’s political apparatus, and … Continue reading

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The Oxbridgers at The Economist endorse ‘The Welfare State’ . Old Socialist comments

The Oxbridgers here at The Economist proclaim not just their support for the Welfare State, as being an integral part of an ‘Enlightened Capital’ ,but their political enthusiasm for it.  Framing their argument by The Beveridge Report from a ‘Liberal … Continue reading

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gideon.rachman@ft.com Intellectual Folly. Old Socialist scoffs!

Such is the desperation of this newspaper, and one of its writers, to find a new augmentative armature on which to hang a ‘new’ description of Trump, has reached the point of the utterly ludicrous! Can the reader imagine any … Continue reading

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@steven_pifer : Magical Thinking & or Policy Metaphysics! Old Socialist comments

There should be no surprise that Steve Pifer’s credentials are revelatory of his Russian antipathy, that translates into his latest Pro-Coup apologetics. That the fascists are a permanent part of the Coup government is not all surprising. Right Sector and … Continue reading

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Almost Marx on Macron’s faltering ‘Jupertarian Revolution’ ! Composed of headlines, sub-headlines from The Financial Times

As  reported in The Financial Times, with embellishment, the words of  the Jupertarian Macron reduced to political beggary:   ‘ They were the words his supporters were longing to hear: “People of France, help me.” Where are these supporters?  at … Continue reading

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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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