Monthly Archives: September 2019

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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Reply @natureslover_s

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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@The Economist & gideon.rachman@ft.com on Boris Johnson and the Tories. Old Socialist comments

I supply a selection of quotes from The Economist of September 5, 2019 : Headline: How Britain’s staid Conservative Party became a radical insurgency Sub-headline: The Tories’ transformation leaves surviving MPs feeling uneasy The trio were among 21 Conservative mps … Continue reading

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From the Versailles Dining Room at the Hoover Institution, Niall Ferguson opines on the Johnson Family Melodrama: Old Socialist comments

Headline: It’s a bad week when BoJo’s bro Jo goes Sub-headline:Jo Johnson’s resignation reminds us how fraternity can turn to enmity The reader can only wonder at who wrote the headline to Mr. Ferguson’s essay? its an atrocity that should … Continue reading

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To the Posh Boys & Girls @TheEconomist

Here is the Real Landmark! Even ‘you’ gave Piketty’s Capital a five part review, plus the usual hysterical, but mercifully short dismissal. Headline: Thomas Piketty’s “Capital”, summarised in four paragraphs Sub-headline: A very brief summary of “Capital in the Twenty-First … Continue reading

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