Monthly Archives: October 2019

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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My reply @WendellMurray

@WendellMurray @StephenKMackSD Thank you for your comment. I tried to read that Wolfe doorstop ‘A Man in Full’ which a friend gave to me, she hadn’t sent in her Book-of-the-Month Club notice in time: how long ago was that? Its style, … Continue reading

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@JananGanesh on Harold Bloom. American Writer comments

Headline:Harold Bloom’s lessons for left and right Sub-headline: The late American scholar reminds us that not all opinions are equal Is it Mr. Ganesh’s argument that there is a commonality between Harold Bloom , Allen Bloom and Saul Bellow other … Continue reading

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edward.luce@ft.com post debate commentary of October 16,2019. Old Socialist comments

Headline: The surprising rebound of Bernie Sanders Sub-headline: The senator could harm Elizabeth Warren’s chances of grabbing the Democratic nomination More of the same horse-race coverage of the debate from Mr. Luce, except for some back handed and maladroitly handled … Continue reading

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Niall Ferguson and The Financial Times discover the ‘political virtues’ of Elizabeth Warren, with the help of Preemptive Stalinist Erasure. Old Socialist comments

Niall Ferguson’s column, of October 13, 2019, offered some rather cynical, not to speak of self-congratulatory speculations on the Warren candidacy, at the good grey Times: Headline: Elizabeth Warren: the worse, the better for Donald Trump’s female foe Sub-headline: The Massachusetts … Continue reading

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‘Liberal’ Gideon Rachman advocates Europe as a ‘power project … shaped by might, rather than law’. Old Socialist comments

Headline: The EU needs to be a power project Sub-headline: The emerging world order will increasingly be The emerging world order will increasingly be shaped by might, rather than law The advocate/apologist for The Post-War Liberal Order, Mr. Rachman, and … Continue reading

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The Choice: episode CVII, Andy Divine or Niall Ferguson? Political Cynic comments

Instead of reading full time political hysteric Andy Divine on the Trump Impeachment, under this headline and sub-headline: The first paragraph defines to political territory of Andy’s comment: Remember that sultry July day during the 2016 campaign when Donald Trump went in … Continue reading

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