Monthly Archives: October 2019

On Robert Evans. Myra Breckenridge shares her thoughts.

I once saw the flawlessly groomed Mr. Evans, on a side street in Beverly Hills: in the early 1970’s , black cashmere turtleneck sweater, black slacks and black Gucci loafers. And his signature over sized sunglasses. A bit of a … Continue reading

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Niall Ferguson inveighs against ‘Overeducated Rebels’ and their ‘acephalous — leaderless — networks’ in the good grey Times. Old Socialist comments

From his  eyrie at The Hoover Institution, where 1929 went to live, Niall Ferguson shares not his thoughts, but throws a rhetorical temper tantrum, about those ‘overeducated rebels’ that  seem to be shaking up the whole world, in this political … Continue reading

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Andy Divine on Brexit & Trump/Boris. Political Cynic comments

Like so many others, I waited, almost impatiently, for Andy Divine’s latest encyclical! Brexit by way of Trump/Boris is placed under his critical gaze, with the help of David Frum’s intervention. Proving that ‘Conservatism’ has reached, not just a point … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com on the danger of public cynicism. Old Socialist comments

Headline:Public cynicism is destroying American politics Sub-headline: Rather than defend Trump, his supporters argue Democrats are corrupt too Mr. Ganesh , like his idolized Tom Wolfe,  is in thrall  to the vicissitudes of Pop Culture. Its no surprise that he … Continue reading

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edward.luce@ft.com on ‘Spoilers’. Old Socialist comments

The utter desperation of Mr. Luce , as apologist for an utterly exhausted bourgeois American politics, presents ‘Spoiler candidacies‘ as a clear and present danger .  I recall reading a Joe Conason column in the New York Observer in 2000, … Continue reading

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gideon.rachman@ft.com on Facebook, the brilliance of Zuckerberg & some other vexing questions. American Writer comments

Recall Mr. Zuckerberg’s triumphant ‘Listening Tour’ ? Headline: Mark Zuckerberg says extent of opioid crisis was biggest surprise of US tour Sub-headline: Speaking about his 30-state tour that sparked rumors of a presidential run, the Facebook CEO added: ‘We have … Continue reading

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Bret Stephens as hectoring Public Moralist, episode DCCVII. Philosophical Apprentice comments

That Mr. Stephens thinks that his opinion matters on the vexing question of a Nobel Prize being awarded to Handke: he ignores the fact that the two most famous/infamous philosophers of the 20th Century, Sartre, a Nobel Prize winner, & … Continue reading

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