Monthly Archives: January 2019

Macron must go! Almost Marx

Two questions and a comment that the mendacious,recalcitrant Neo-Liberal Macron is incapable of answering, with anything like honesty : Macron must go ! … “I’m here today because I’m not happy with what is happening in France,” said Serge Perrin, … Continue reading

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gideon.rachman@ft.com on Carl Schmitt. Old Socialist comments

Mr. Rachman’s choice of Jan-Werner Müller as not just a representative, but advocate, for a nostalgia that has at its center, a return of a ‘Liberalism’ of the kind that takes as its exemplars : ‘Isaiah Berlin, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., … Continue reading

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@Les Kaye votes Leave! @StephenKMackSD

Thank you for your reply. In its essence, the term ‘Cultural Marxism’ is a term of abuse that describes ‘Critical Theory’ the product of ‘The Frankfurt School’?.That ‘School’ was founded by Felix Weil, a millionaires son, and called the ‘Institute … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com writes Trump apologetics like no one else! Old Socialist marvels

Headline: Donald Trump’s stamp on history is greater than his flailing implies Sub-headline: The furore over the border wall distracts from the president’s effectiveness elsewhere Two paragraphs of Mr. Ganesh’s essay nearly leapt off the page, for me. The first … Continue reading

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Sikorski’s ‘good judgement’ ?

Headline: Sikorski in hot water Sub-headline: Radek Sikorski said in January in a private conversation that he viewed Poland’s alliance with America as “worthless”. ‘MORE illegal recordings are destabilising the Polish government this week. The juiciest revelation so far is … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Gideon Rachman’s Populist Melodrama. Old Socialist comments

Headline: Populism faces its darkest hour Sub-headline: But as its rightwing variant flags, the leftwing version could surge The headline writers Financial Times have produced in the headline a fragment of melodrama that  Mr. Rachman’s wan polemic against Populism can’t … Continue reading

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Anne-Marie Slaughter Corporate Shill. Old Socialist comments

Don’t the Corporate Shills here at @FT have editors who can provide a more convincing cover for their kowtowing toward Capitalism, and Ms. Slaughter as one of its hirelings? Headline: New America, a Google-Funded Think Tank, Faces Backlash for Firing … Continue reading

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John R. Allen ‘fights’ The Islamic State, from the comfort of his office @BrookingsFP! Political Observer comments

Never fear the War Mongers @BrookingsFP: Porcine Spartan Kagan and his sidekick O’Hanlon, now have a new partner in crime, in New Democratic National Security State appointee John Allen, who coincidentally is President of The Brookings Institution. He not only … Continue reading

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On The French Political Melodrama episode DLVII: the gilets jaunes don’t seem to be going away! Almost Marx comments

As reported at RFI, the gilets jaunes as a political force does not seem to be ebbing : ‘More than 50,000 people turned out for Act VIII of the yellow vest protests on Saturday.Although peaceful overall,  there were violent clashes … Continue reading

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On ‘Becoming Freud’ : Adam Phillips as incompetent Freudian Apologist/Propagandist. A comment by Philosophical Apprentice

I am reading ‘Becoming Freud’ and read this paragraph with amazement : https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300219838/becoming-freud An apt analogy of Mr. Phillips book: a Studio Head, in the Golden Age of Hollywood, calling in The Wise Hack to do a re-write on a … Continue reading

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