Monthly Archives: April 2019

Kanye West at Coachella. Myra Breckenridge comments.

Is the eventual metamorphosis of Mr. West to be a combination of Gore Vidal’s ‘Kalki’ , script writer Bud Schulberg and director Elia Kazan’s ‘A Face in the Crowd’, with a just a bit of Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’? Mr. … Continue reading

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Andy Divine & The Mueller Report. Political Observer comments

Here are some selected parts of Mr. Divine’s  latest essay, on the Mueller Report, as he retells it, in a carefully, what’s the current expression ‘curated’ reiteration of some of the most notorious personages, events etc. First of all, it … Continue reading

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Old Socialist comments on Felipe Fernandez-Armesto’s review of ‘Memoria Del Communismo : De Lenin a Podemos’ by Federico Jiménez Losantos

Headline: Seeing red Sub-headline: A Spanish journalist’s bafflement at the resurgence of communism To say that Mr. Fernandez-Armesto is a Posh Boy is to utter a cliche , with the proviso that he is of an earlier iteration of this … Continue reading

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Barbara J. King’s indispensable review of ‘The Goodness Paradox’ at the T.L.S. Political Observer comments

In the first two paragraphs, the reader of Ms. King’s review of The Goodness Paradox,  confronts the quite shocking theory presented by anthropologist Richard Wrangham: What was the driving force that made us human, akin to but separate from other apes … Continue reading

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Andy Divine places his wager on the ignorance of his readership! Old Socialist comments

Headline: The Opportunity of White Anxiety Sub-headline: A new answer to the disturbing rise of far-right politics Are the audience, the readership of Mr. Divine’s essays not aware of his advocacy, indeed his enthusiasm for The Bell Curve, when he … Continue reading

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@BretStephensNYT on Bernie Sanders sudden wealth, with help from George McGovern! Old Socialist

Headline: Millionaires and Billionaires and Bernie Sub-headline: The Vermont socialist is suddenly rich. Is he any wiser? On the top of  Bret Stephens’ political agenda are War with Iran and Russia, to be most effective for his destructive nihilism, those … Continue reading

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Nick Cohen & Edward Luce on defining ‘Leftists’. Old Socialist comments

What a happy combination,  Cohen & Luce, on defining ‘leftist’ from an utterly corrupted, but self-congratulatory, ‘Liberal’ perspective. Assange and WikiLeaks just didn’t redefine Journalism, they simply practiced Journalism in an age of Corporately owned News sources. And their hirelings, … Continue reading

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