Monthly Archives: June 2019

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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janan.ganesh@ft.com on the New Democrats and the straw-man of ‘Fringe Leftist’. Old Socialist comments

In the first five paragraphs of his essay Mr. Ganesh reminds me of almost any James Pinkerton column I read, when he was a columnist on the editorial page of the Los Angeles Times! Complete with Mr. Pinkerton’s hysterical obsession … Continue reading

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@georgegalloway: regarding the Hillary Clique

It is way past time to purge from the Democratic Party the ‘New Democrats’ i.e. the Neo -Liberals who brought us Welfare Reform, Prison Reform, awash in political euphemisms, and the ultimate expressions their Reaganite Agenda Gramm-Leach-Bliley, that repealed Glass-Steagall! … Continue reading

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Midwife of Trump, Andy Divine, takes the political measure of the political creature he helped to birth! Political Observer comments

When this essay first appeared it’s headline offered Trump as a political Svengali, an evil creature of his own making. But the editors of this magazine have toned down the political hysterics, in the interest of political verisimilitude? ‘The Apprentice’ … Continue reading

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The Posh Boys & Girls @TheEconomist ‘discovers’ ‘Donald Trump’s presidency has moved America left’. Old Socialist comments

The Posh Boys & Girls @TheEconomist have not forgotten about ‘The Right Nation’ by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge. Here is the first excerpt posted at The National Review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2004/06/right-nation-john-micklethwait-adrian-wooldridge/ But, for whatever reason, the editors of National Review  have … Continue reading

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Old Socialist comments on the Financial Times as apologists for Uber and Lyft!

The ‘Gig Economy’ is the child of the Neo-Liberal collapse of 2008, rooted in the greed of unscrupulous ‘Entrepreneurs’: who thought they could, at will, subvert laws governing the carriage of passengers for money,with the dull-witted notion of ‘ride-hailing service’, … Continue reading

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