Monthly Archives: October 2019

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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Edward Luce on Impeachment. Political Observer comments

Mr. Luce repeats ‘The Party Line’ on the Trump impeachment. The ‘as if ‘ that Mr. Luce operates under is that his readers don’t go elsewhere for ‘news’ and information. On the vexing question of the change of the rules … Continue reading

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gideon.rachman@ft.com on Liberalism, Populism, Trump, Johnson, with special guest appearance by Malcolm X. Old Socialist comments

Mr. Rachman having been born in 1963 has no actual memory of Malcolm X, yet some of his readers do possess that memory. Could the fact that Rachman spent part of his childhood in apartheid South Africa have any bearing … Continue reading

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