Monthly Archives: September 2019

edward.luce@ft.com ‘endorses’ New Democrat Elizabeth Warren. Political Observer comments

Some sobering statistics put the Democratic Party  ‘horse race ‘ , as presented by Mr. Luce,  for its presidential nominee into perspective (As of September 27, 2019) : 129 days until the first Democratic Primary 209 days until the Democratic … Continue reading

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gideon.rachman@ft.com: ‘Life and Fate’ & the menace of ‘Identity Politics’ ? Old Socialist attempts to unravel …

Mr. Rachman rightly identifies Life and Fate as a great novel , which he then scavenges , in the most cursory way, as somehow relevant to the present Age of Trump, and various  Populist Bad Actors . Of inestimable value, … Continue reading

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The Financial Times on ‘Medicare for All will alienate Moderates’. Old Socialist comments

Headline: Democrats in a fever over universal healthcare pledges Sub-headline: ‘Medicare for All’ proposal risks alienating moderates ahead of 2020 election The ramble through the thickets of the political schizophrenia, that describes the New Democrats, on the long overdue Medicare for … Continue reading

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Andy Divine vilifies the heretics, episode MMMLXIX : ‘When the Ideologues Come for the Kids’ . Old Socialist comments

When reliable Inquisitor Andy Divine isn’t making holy war against Middlebury College, he likes to keep busy. See this valuable essay from The National Review by Andrew Stutterford of March 11, 2017, that takes Andy’s New York Magazine essay on … Continue reading

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The Heroes and Villains in Niall Ferguson’s latest xenophobic screed. Old Socialist comments

Headline: America’s power is on a financial knife edge Sub-headline: China’s online payment platforms are the real threat to US hegemony Mr. Ferguson simply can’t let go of that old  Western and British straw-man of The Yellow Peril, and its … Continue reading

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@MichaelEOHanlon ‘reviews’ Mattis’s ‘Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead’. Political Observer comments

ORDER FROM CHAOS FOREIGN POLICY IN A TROUBLED WORLD A how-to guide for managing the end of the post-Cold War era. Headline: The place of military history in today’s defense planning From the highfalutin ‘Order From Chaos’, the rubric under … Continue reading

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Cotton Mather was the first American Judge! This Historical Fact & his use of ‘Spectral Evidence’ was the precursor to American Jurists’ proclaiming the American Law Court as above Morality! Add to this Scalia’s on ‘innocence’ as explicated by Lee … Continue reading

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