Monthly Archives: August 2019

Andy Divine on the ‘brilliant,bespoke’ Michael Anton! Political Observer comments

Andy opens his essay of August 16, 2019, with praise for Straussian Michael Anton as ‘brilliant, bespoke’ it might be a faux pas to call a man ‘chic’?  Mr. Anton began his career, at least to my knowledge, with his … Continue reading

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@TheEconomist jumps on the ‘Inequality Bandwagon’? Old Socialist comments

The Posh Boys & Girls @TheEconomist  now find it necessary to address the vexing question of ‘inequality’ ? In this  very narrow political/historical context: Headline: The Mittelstand’s corporate success comes at a cost Sub-headline: Germany’s rising current-account surplus has been … Continue reading

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edward.luce@ft.com on ‘The Hong Kong Test’ . Old Socialist comments

Headline: America is failing the Hong Kong test Sub-headline: Indifference to pro-democracy protests highlights degeneration of US foreign policy Mr. Luce frames his lament, maladroitly, in the deeply held notion of American Exceptionalism. Except that this version of exceptionalism renders … Continue reading

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In the pages of The Financial Times: Macri declared a failure! Political Observer comments

Mr.  Torres’ essay doesn’t even begin to offer something like a diagnosis, for the failure of Macri’s failed ‘Austerity Lite’. Awash in Econo-Speak , a stand-in for obfuscation.  Or is this offered in lieu of an actual diagnosis. In sum, … Continue reading

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From the pages of The Financial Times: Macri stumbles, Economic Disaster follows! Political Observer comments

The Greek Chorus in this latest installment of The Argentine Political Crisis, 2019 Edition is made up of Economic Technocrats, representing those Investment Houses, left high and dry with the election of  Néstor Kirchner and his successor Cristina and their … Continue reading

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The Financial Times and Elisabeth Braw on the necessity of an alliance between Business & National Security States. Political Observer comments

Headline:Business must prepare for aggression by states Sub-headline: Companies should consider participating in military exercises A hireling from  RUSI (https://rusi.org/) Elisabeth Braw advocates what is ,in sum, Fascism: the vital connection between National Security States and their suppliers of weapons of … Continue reading

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Andy Divine drowns in a sea of definite/indefinite pronouns, in the first part of his latest polemic. Political Observer looses patience!

In Andy Divine’s latest essay he puts rhetorical distance between himself as political scribbler, and these political actors: *some, others, many, we, ours, they, one.  Andy’s political desperation expresses itself in the second part of his essay by resorting to … Continue reading

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The Financial Times celebrates the Labour Party’s loss of 45,000 members in 2018. Old Socialist comments

‘He has faced continued questions over his handling of anti-Semitism complaints within the party.’ The Great Lie of Corbyn’s mythical antisemitism, has been the hysterical accusation made by the New Labour faction, since Mr. Freedland’s Guardian column . With the … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com on ‘the pessimism of white nationalism’ . Political Observer comments

In one sentence Mr. Ganesh sums up his utter ignorance of ‘Race’ in America! A feeling of racial dispossession animated at least the fringes of the Tea Party movement a decade ago. The existence of slavery, named The Peculiar Institution … Continue reading

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From the Versailles Dining Room of The Hoover Institution, episode MDXLVII: Posh Boy Niall Ferguson shames fellow Posh Boys, dubbed ‘Ivy League types’. Old Socialist comments

Given his impressive CV, as a Doctor of Philosophy and other impressive academic accomplishes, Mr. Ferguson has, what can only be described, as dubious political standards: Academic career[edit] In 1989, Ferguson worked as a research fellow at Christ’s College, Cambridge. From … Continue reading

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