Monthly Archives: November 2018

On the Perpetual Self-Rehabilitation of Anne Marie Slaughter, episode XCVII: on the ‘hope’ offered by the American Mid-terms. Old Socialist comments

Ms. Slaughter has proven herself to be not just an apologist for corporate power but its henchman! From the New York Times of September 1, 2017: Headline: New America, a Google-Funded Think Tank, Faces Backlash for Firing a Google Critic … Continue reading

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At The Sunday Times, episode I : Niall Ferguson on Mrs. May’s ‘Brexit Deal’. Old Socialist comments

Headline:The Tudor approach would execute Brexit Sub-headline: In splitting with Europe, Henry VIII played the long game. So must the UK Is it a surprise that Mr. Ferguson has chosen Henry VIII, and his schism with the Catholic Church, over his … Continue reading

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Bill Maher interviews New Democratic hireling Jonathan Haidt. Another ‘Comedy Central’ misfire. Old Socialist scoffs!

  Mr. Haight is a New Democratic hireling : In chapter 8 of The Righteous Mind, Haidt describes how he began to study political psychology in order to help the Democratic Party win more elections, but in chapter 12 of … Continue reading

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On the Augustinian Temperament episode MCLVII: Andy Divine ( @sullydish ) on the ‘loss of legitimacy’ & an almost defense of the teetering Mrs. May . A comment by Old Socialist

The reliably incurious Mr. Divine uses the descriptor ‘cold civil war’ as if it hasn’t been used in ‘quite a while‘ , here is  a link to the Claremont Review of Books from April 25,2017 by Angelo M. Codevilla titled ‘The … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com on Trump vs Macron. American Writer comments

The Financial Times headline writers have done their best to imitate the pathetic, bloated yet almost resonant hot air, that David Brooks makes his specialty of the house, at his perch at the New York Times: its epic bloat! Headline: … Continue reading

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M. 37% ( @EmmanuelMacron ) is the New Leader of The Neo-Liberal Enlightenment? Old Socialist comments

M. 37% practices his own version of authoritarianism, maladroitly self-described as Jupertarian Politics built upon ‘Rule by Decree’ that now seems to to have devolved into a slow-motion disarray. But The Financial Times hireling Harriet Agnew quotes from Macron ,with a … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com in three (two) keys? Part I. Old Socialist comments

Mr. Ganesh’s essay of November 7, 2018 on the American Mid-Terms must be named as an exercise in the unimaginative political generic, with bit of statistical gloss. Headline; US midterm elections: Democrats must not overplay their hand Sub-headline: Activists want … Continue reading

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Macron’s fading ‘revolution’. Almost Marx comments

Headline: Emmanuel Macron’s fatigue gives his government the blues Sub-headline : French president pays for overpromising as rumours of burnout afflict his brand I’m  catching up, after a week focused on the mid-term elections in America. And can’t resist the … Continue reading

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Bruce Fein’s brief endorsement of Scalia’s ‘Textualism’. Publius comments

When I first read this tweet from The American Conservative,  authored by Bruce Fein, I was startled that anyone would defend Scalia’s conception of ‘Textualism’, no matter the context. ‘As Justice Antonin Scalia endlessly lectured, what matters in constitutional interpretation … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Andy Divine & Janan Ganesh. Old Socialist comments

Among the topics raised in his usual political free association, of October 12, 2018 titled The Danger of Trump’s Political Accomplishments , Andy Divine was surprised at what McConnell and Ryan were able to pass in Congress, controlled by Republicans … Continue reading

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