Monthly Archives: April 2019

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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New York Times Neo-Con Bret Stephens praises Donald Trump. The ghost of I. F. Stone comments

In the pursuit of one of his hopes , War with Iran, Mr. Stephens praises Donald Trump! The Ghost of I.F. Stone

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Quelle suprise! Edouard Philippe ‘warns of high hopes’ over national debate . Old Socialist yawns

Headline: French PM hails 2-month national debate but warns of high hopes Sub-headline: Edouard Philippe says 500,000 took part in exercise held in response to ‘gilets jaunes’ protests Its easy to see that Macron is a complete political amateur, a … Continue reading

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