Monthly Archives: July 2020

https://twitter.com/TerTerEtLiberte/status/1284862945755881472?s=20

Translation of the whole thread, from the beginning: There are some “interesting” things in the RGN of June with a special file on policing. https://gendarmerie.interieur.gouv.fr/crgn/Publications/Revue-de-la-gendarmerie-nationale/Revue-N-267 … Already the general objectives of doc. Globally GM have two problems: the increase of … Continue reading

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Andy Divine on Adorno and Horkheimer. Political Observer on the ‘Victimhood of Andy’

The third paragraph of Andy’s farewell letter, after the politic gestures, is an exercise of blame placing, at its most intellectually bloated: ‘A critical mass’!    ‘What has happened, I think, is relatively simple: A critical mass of the staff and … Continue reading

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‘Napoleon and de Gaulle’ reviewed by Tony Barber in The Financial Times. Political

The reader needn’t go any further into Mr. Barber’s review of Patrice Gueniffey’s book  Napoleon & de Gaulle to realize the political propinquity between author and reviewer: Rather, Gueniffey is lining up with those who fret that history is no … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com on July 10, and July 15, 2020 . American Writer comments

After Mr. Ganesh’s July 10th’s comic meditation on Alaric the Goth and English ‘chippyness’ , that he posited ‘as potent a source of motivation as exists in life.’ , supplied by Douglas Boin’s book. https://www.ft.com/content/43e1d489-def7-422c-a8fb-00f4d9e11db9 Mr. Ganesh drew certain lessons, … Continue reading

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Pankaj Mishra on ‘Cancel Culture’. Political Observer comments

Pankaj Mishra is the one reason I subscribed to this publication! Without doubt a writer always worth reading, and contemplating, in the immediate retrospect. And as recollection. ‘Cancel Culture’ is the latest political fiction, confected by an utterly corrupt class … Continue reading

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On reading ‘The Young Heidegger: Rumor of the Hidden King’. by StephenKMackSD

For some reason I felt compelled the stop reading this book, last month : Chapter 6 Mysticism , Ontotheology, Anti modernism, on page 118. Even the reading of  the history of Heidegger’s thought can be a challenge to the readers … Continue reading

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Andy Divine on the Roberts Court. Political Observer comments

Andy Divine praises Justice Roberts, larded with toxic self-congratulation : The Wisdom of the Roberts Court…Yes, this means that almost all employers can be legally punished if they discriminate against gay, lesbian, and trans people, but employers whose business is … Continue reading

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Neo-Con Anne Applebaum writes on The Never Trumpers, its all in The Family! Political Observer selectively comments

On the why of the rise of the ‘nativist government’ in Mitteleuropa read ‘Europe Since 1989’ by Phillipp Ther. Chapter 4. Getting on the Neoliberal Bandwagon and Chapter 5. Second-Wave Neoliberalism. These countries rejected any form, of what they considered … Continue reading

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@EdwardGLuce on Anglo-American Virtue in peril. Political Observer comments

What an opening paragraph, brimming with Reagan/Thatcher nostalgia, such is the moral/political desperation of Mr. Luce for a ‘beginning’ to  his political moralizing. It takes effort to recapture how Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s hastened the demise … Continue reading

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My reply to Paul A. Myers @FT.

What a powerful opening paragraph , or is it just hyperbole in high gear? On first reading, approaching the breathtaking.  Bravo!   ‘ The shape, direction, and force of the next Republican vector is the next great question of political physics. … Continue reading

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