Monthly Archives: March 2020

janan.ganesh@ft.com on the Coronavirus & the Administrative State. Political Observer comments

Headline: Coronavirus and the comeback of the administrative state Sub-headline: Terms of political discourse have moved unmistakably in favour of government over just a few weeks The regular reader of the ideologically inflected political myopia of Mr. Ganesh, just has to … Continue reading

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edward.luce@ft.com of March 11, 2020: Biden,Sanders,Trump & the Corona Virus Crisis. Political Observer comments  

Mr. Luce’s almost prophetic gifts are demonstrated, in these two paragraphs of his latest essay: … Joe Biden’s victories in at least four of the six states that voted in this “mini-Super Tuesday’ — four of which Mr Sanders had … Continue reading

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Niall Ferguson & Gideon Rachman on ‘Sleepy Joe’. Political Observer comments

In his column of Sunday March 8, 2020, Niall Ferguson: Headline: Sleepy Joe Biden has given Donald Trump a wake-up call Sub-headline: Despite his senior moments, the comeback codger has a real shot I know Joe Biden. Not well, but … Continue reading

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Corporate Barracuda Sheryl Sandberg’s unconvincing whining! ‘Lean In’? Old Socialist comments Old Socialist …

… So on International Women’s Day, who better to ask what is going wrong than Sheryl Sandberg, the guru of female work empowerment, the woman who encouraged millions of us to Lean In, and COO of Facebook, the world’s most powerful company. … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com on Joe Biden, manufactured Hero. Political Observer

In the imagined ‘Centrist World’ Mr. Biden is the latest manufactured Hero. Except that the notion of that ‘Centrism’, under the myopic gaze of an apologist for that mythical political construct, is in fact the tattered remains of a collapsed … Continue reading

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George Soros sponsored Ukrainian Anti-Semites! Old Socialist comments

George Soros, one of the most notorious Ukrainian Coup co-conspirators , he sponsored Right Sector & Svoboda, not to speak of the eventual rise of the Azov Battalion, as the Ukrainian National Guard, is morally/politically bankrupt! Soros sponsored notorious Anti-Semites!The … Continue reading

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edward.luce@ft.com on Joe Biden’s “decency”, “dignity”, and “empathy”. Old Socialist comments

The cognitive decline of Biden is obvious, As is his horrid record:the Crime Bill among the legal monuments to his respectable bourgeois racism. “decency”. “dignity” and “empathy” are the trinity of virtues that Biden exercises, possesses? The New Democrats, and … Continue reading

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@TheEconomist is of two minds? Political Observer speculates.

Compare and contrast two Economist essays: Under the rubric: ‘America’s nightmare’ Headline: Bernie Sanders, nominee Sub-headline: The senator from Vermont would present America with a terrible choice ‘Sometimes people wake from a bad dream only to discover that they are … Continue reading

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The seemingly invincible Andy Divine pronounces on Sanders, as if it were holy writ. While Sarah Jones offers the ‘Super Delegates’ as the potential usurpers of the Sanders Insurgency. Old Socialist comments

Mr. Divine leaves aside his usual political hysteria, in favor of an invidious comparison of Sanders with Jeremy Corbyn. Eliding from his narrative that Corbyn lost that election by not supporting Brexit, to engage in reductivism. Such was Corbyn’s political … Continue reading

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