Monthly Archives: October 2018

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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Andy Divine reviews four books on Trump, at the TLS. Political Observer comments (Revised October 07, 2018 7:11 A.M. P.D.T.)

Reading Andy Divine’s review of four books on Trump at the TLS is experiencing him in a more rational key. His political hysterics sometimes muted, and sometimes argued at a frenetic pace, hint at paranoia. As this review is quite … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com on tarnished ‘American Uniqueness’. Old Socialist comments

In the third paragraph of Mr. Ganesh’s recent essay, call it puzzling or just his usual  pretentious chatter?  he demonstrates that the broad brush approach to history is  ill fated, at best. Or more pointedly that the feuilleton form, a … Continue reading

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David Frum on a possible ‘Liberal Republican Party’. Old Socialist scoffs !

Headline: David Frum: The Republican Party Needs to Embrace  Liberal Values Sub-headline: Classical liberal values have disappeared from the right and are now disappearing from the left. Someone needs to adopt them. Why not the GOP? David Frum like the ‘good’ … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Daniel Kerner on Macri’s ‘lack of a comprehensive plan.’ Old Socialist comments

Headline: Mauricio Macri’s failure to plan has put Argentina in a tight spot Sub-headline: Discontent will grow as the government tries to meet the terms of its IMF bailout Here is one of the key sentences in Mr. Kerner opinion … Continue reading

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