Monthly Archives: November 2019

‘Stop & Frisk Mike’ in the pages of The Financial Times and The Times: Old Socialist comments

Headline: Michael Bloomberg: the magnate shaking up the 2020 election Sub-headline: Money on top of his success as New York’s mayor make a formidable candidate despite a late start https://www.ft.com/content/90cadb44-11eb-11ea-a7e6-62bf4f9e548a Should the reader look at the candidacy of Mr. Bloomberg as … Continue reading

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The Times on Macron’s ‘rapprochement’ with Russia: Old Socialist asks the question, is the New Cold war over?

This screen shot of a Times report from November 29, 2019  The Times has finally caught up with one of its columnist:   The above from November 13, 2019 that links to this Economist interview of November 7, 2019. On … Continue reading

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@JananGanesh on an imperative for the Republican Right. Political Observer comments

Mr. Ganesh is a quick study, with all it attendant historical lacunae starkly evident.His collection of historical personages is tailored to impress a reader with his knowledge of American history, as his own.  Some book recommendations: the Gaddis biography of … Continue reading

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Andy Divine proclaims Fiona Hill as the ‘Antidote to Trump’. Political Observer comments

It shouldn’t surprise that Andy Divine shares a propinquity with Fiona Hill. Ms. Hill’s thesis adviser was the notorious Neo-Conservative Richard Pipes. So her Russophobia, bordering on paranoia, is comfortable political territory for Andy. The first paragraph of his essay … Continue reading

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@JananGanesh provides a self-satire? for your Friday Amusement.

If you’re in need of a mild chuckle today @JananGanesh @FT provides something that might meet your needs? This, for his audience of scriveners pretending to the status of Internet Boulevardiers. The pretentious is his métier. Allow me to itemise … Continue reading

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@JananGanesh on ‘Class Neuroses’ . Old Socialist comments

Mr. Ganesh opens his essay via ‘The Servant’ a movie, cineasts forgive my use of such an unsophisticated American term, just call me a provincial! The class animus in The Servant was meant to be peculiarly British.  Wasn’t this more about a … Continue reading

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Isn’t it time for Jonathan Freedland @Freedland to resume his Anti-Corbyn Hysterics? Old Socialist comments

It is getting very close to election day in Great Britain. Because so much is a stake, in this election, where can Mr. Freedland be? He’s the Blairite attack poodle who authored this from The Guardian of March 18, 2016 … Continue reading

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