Monthly Archives: June 2019

@BretStephensNYT @soledadobrien has your number!

Mr. Stephens @soledadobrien has your number! But the paraphrase of Sen. Dirksen… , some of us watched ‘The Ev & Charley Show’ on network news, back in the day! ‘Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, authors of ‘The Coddling of the … Continue reading

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Oligarch/Technocrat Michael O’Sullivan riffs on selected themes provided by Huntington’s ‘Clash’, or what the world of collapsed Neo-Liberalism needs is one more Grand Theory! Old Socialist scoffs!

Headline: Globalisation is dead and we need to invent a new world order Sub-headline: A book excerpt and interview with Michael O’Sullivan, author of “The Levelling” … Mr O’Sullivan: Globalisation is already behind us. We should say goodbye to it … Continue reading

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Clinton Surrogate Harris attacks Clinton Surrogate Biden. On the bankruptcy of The New Democrats! Old Socialist comments

Sen.Harris was too eager to play the respectability game with sclerotic Biden, at least until she could deliver the ‘I was that girl’ coup de grace about ‘busing’! Who can forget this Harris nonpareil: ‘Sitting onstage during the American Israel … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com on Joe Biden’s self-serving ‘nostalgia’: Political Observer comments

Mr. Ganesh frames his essay on Joe Biden with the Shakespeare tragedy Romeo and Juliet and the ‘“ancient grudge” between the Montagues and the Capulets.’ Garnished with his jejune observations, masquerading as telling insights on ‘the human condition’. Posh Boy … Continue reading

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On Gideon Rachman’s demons. Old Socialist comments

Headline: Brexit is an idea for a bygone era Sub-headline: Global Britain assumes a world that is moving towards free trade, rather than against it Look around the world. What appear to be the biggest potential threats? Strategists worry about … Continue reading

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The tedious ennui of a Posh Boy: in honor of Janan Ganesh.The Ghost of Joris-Karl Huysmans comments

Headline: Save me from the tyranny of choice Sub-headline:In a world of cacophonous information, the absence of it is life-improving Here is the key paragraph of Mr. Ganesh latest feuilleton: Good. If they went yet further, and did not tell … Continue reading

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Andy Divine depends on the ignorance of his readers, Episode MCCVII: On Concentration Camps & more pressing Evils. Old Socialist comments

I’ll bypass the first two installments of the Mr. Divine’s encyclical of June 21, 2019: The Next Step for Gay Pride The Trump Code I’ll just read this next segment of moral shaming with which Andy confronts his readers: The … Continue reading

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