Monthly Archives: December 2019

Niall Ferguson’s election night melodrama. Old Socialist comments

Here in all its breathless detail is a report on Mr. Ferguson’s election night. The reader can read for herself all the … The defeat of the political monster Corbyn, and the victory of Posh Boy Boris in chronicled, in … Continue reading

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On Andy Divine’s ‘Boris Crush’. Myra Breckenridge comments and scoffs, just a bit

Andy’s Daddy Worship began with the Church, and later expressed itself  as worship of The Iron Lady, with her off-brand Chanel and her lacquered hair, that resembled a medieval helmet. Her ‘there is no such thing as Society’ was her … Continue reading

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Chapter 10. ‘Chicago Smith’ versus ‘Kirkaldy Smith’

 

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Franklin Foer ‘defends’ Bernie Sanders by way of a warmed-over defamation of Jeremy Corbyn. Old Socialist comments

To refresh the readers memory, here are three examples of the Anti-Corbyn propaganda from the British Press. The first is from The Economist that uses a Soviet Socialist Realist painting of Lenin, with the face of Corbyn superimposed over the … Continue reading

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On ‘Anti-Piketty’ : Old Socialist comments

The copy of ‘Anti-Piketty’ arrived in the post of yesterday. I had ordered both ‘After Piketty’ and ‘Anti-Piketty’ in order to read both books in tandem, or essay by essay, that shared the same themes, concerns, criticisms/praise. Just paging through … Continue reading

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Andrew Scull praises Samantha Power’s self-congratulatory memoir ‘The Education of an Idealist’ in the TLS.

In the TLS of November 29,2019, that just arrived in the post yesterday in San Diego , California: I found the list of contributors to  ‘The Books of the Year’ a bit thin, as most of the writers I most … Continue reading

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On Britain’s December 2019 election: The Sunday Times, The Financial Times, The Economist. Old Socialist comments

Niall Ferguson repeats the stale Party Line of the failing alliance between the Neo-Liberals and the Neo-Conservatives ! ‘Deadlocked Democracy’ is his political extemporizing on this theme. This has become the momentary article of faith for the editors of The … Continue reading

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The ‘Victimhood’ of Hillary Clinton reported on by Noo Saro-Wiwa in the TLS of September 22,2019. Old Socialist comments

Noo Saro-Wiwa reports on the interview of Hillary Clinton, and her daughter Chelsea, conducted by Mary Beard on November 10, 2019. The discussion focuses upon their book,The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience’.  Saro-Wiwa follows the … Continue reading

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@NYT front page du 5 décembre 2019 Anti-Macron, grèves anti-néo-libéralisation en France: Vieux commentaires socialistes

@NYT front page du 5 décembre 2019 Anti-Macron, grèves anti-néo-libéralisation en France: en respectable bourgouise parle! #Un euphémisme comique? ‘Les troubles posent un nouveau défi à M. Macron, dont le style de gestion descendante a suscité des critiques.’ Vieux commentaires … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com on the ‘Centrists’ Biden & Buttigieg. Old Socialist comments

Here is a collection of would be telling, or better yet, wan attempts to offer ‘insights‘ on the Democratic candidates, still in the running. Well before the first Primary in February 2020. The Villain in this retelling is the favorite … Continue reading

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