Monthly Archives: January 2020

Edward Luce & Rana Foroohar in ‘The Swamp’. Political Observer comments

There is no more appropriate place for Edward Luce than ‘The Swamp’ ! He supplies the usual ‘horse race’ handicapping of the approaching Iowa Primary as if by wrote, its a well traveled rhetorical path for Corporate Media ‘reporters’ . … Continue reading

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Janan Ganesh on Christian Bale, Dick Cheney, Small Government Republicans, the Unitary Executive, the Trump Impeachment and other pressing questions of the dismal political present. American Writer can’t get past paragraphs one and three!

As as an accomplished, indeed a querulous practitioner of the feuilleton, for the uninitiated a definition : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feuilleton. Mr Ganesh’s penchant for Pop Culture references is matter of his immersion in the vicissitudes of that cultural/political product: Christian Bale’s performance … Continue reading

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American Writer: diary entry January 25, 2020.

After finishing Domenico Losudro’s  Liberalism : A Counter-History , which is a history and polemic against a nihilistic political/civic mythology: and its perpetrators of colonialism, slavery,the indentured servitude of the ‘lower orders’, not to speak of the genocide against native … Continue reading

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My reply @Freakus

@Freakus Thank you for your comment. But @Buckley’s Ghost has provided a reply. Its last sentence seems to lack a certain decorum, but provides a quote from  Obama, or at least provide a usable paraphrase. Your definition of the ‘marginal … Continue reading

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Janan Ganesh in search of ‘The True Populist’. Old Socialist comments

Headline: America is still waiting for a true populist Sub-headline: The marginal voter wants universal healthcare and higher taxes, but also tighter borders Mr. Ganesh is a bit late in posting  his Anti-Sanders essay. although not quite as crude, not … Continue reading

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Sam Leith on Harry’s speech.

‘Sam Leith is literary editor of The Spectator’ what better credential for this hatched-job on Harry ? Its shameless a-historicism, a monument to the publishers David and Frederick Barclay commitment to the Royals, as the subject of a necessary Feudal … Continue reading

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David Brooks & Rich Lowry as bearers of the tradition of political bad faith. Old Socialist comments

In a week in which Rich Lowry, editor of National Review opined on Bernie Sanders: Headline: Bernie Is Not Normal … Sanders does indeed have his charms. He’s sincere, consistent, and inarguably himself. He now has a step on frenemy … Continue reading

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