Monthly Archives: October 2020

Andy Divine on the scourge of ‘Post-Modernism’, episode MDXXXVII.Political Observer comments

I missed Andy Divine’s October 16, 2020 ‘political diagnosis’ about what ails ‘us’: ‘Post-Modernism’ in all its iterations. If only Andy had read Detlev Claussen’s ‘One Last Genius’? Incuriosity is the intellectual armor of the ideologue. Yet the transgenerational political/economic/civic … Continue reading

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Amy Coney Barrett, in the pages of The Financial Times: ‘Mystery and or Enigma’? American Skeptic comments

Amy Coney Barrett is neither ‘mystery’ nor ‘enigma’ ! The reader need only look to ‘Politico’, the American Political Gossip Sheet for a telling report on who Amy Coney Barrett is.  Headline: ‘She’s been groomed for this moment’: Amy Barrett’s Supreme … Continue reading

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Niall Ferguson’s on Internet Oligarchs and ‘Joe Biden & Son’. Old Socialist comments

That the hallowed ‘Free Market’ created Monsters is a surprise to Mr. Ferguson? He uses ‘We’ as his distopian descriptor , while ‘The Yawning Heights’ is more apt. As usual he rambles and furnishes a maladroit, or wan apologetic? for … Continue reading

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The quandary on the Left, as presented by Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky

Chris Hedges: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LO_wqI_YCE&t=3s Noam Chomsky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdFTe3OjdGg StephenKMackSD

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Micklethwait & Wooldridge opine on a Conservatism in need of reform. Old Socialist comments

Micklethwait & Wooldridge (M&W) begin their essay with Ambrogio Lorenzetti fresco of 1339, ‘The Allegory of Good and Bad Government’. What can two Oxford grads offer but the most highfalutin historical reference, yet obscure enough to evoke a kind of … Continue reading

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Janan Ganesh, John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge: on the Politics of The Political Present. Old Socialist Comments

How irresistible is the apercu of Mr. Ganesh: ‘…the shrewdness of his Democratic challenger Joe Biden…’ Mr. Biden is a Neo-Liberal dinosaur, being advised by, among others, his political contemporary Chris Dodd. America is, was, and will always be the … Continue reading

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Thomas B. Griffith on Amy Coney Barret. ‘A person of faith’ evaluates a fellow traveler! American Atheist comments

Mr. Griffith is member of two exclusive ‘clubs’: a ‘Lawyer/Judge’ and ‘a person of faith‘. So let us consider the source. And the self-congratulation that is the very sine qua non of this ‘club-ship’! Paul Halliday in his ‘Habeas Corpus … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the ‘rehabilitation’ of Leon Wieseltier. American Writer comments

I recently subscribed to Graydon Carter’s new publication ‘Air Mail‘. I have to admit, I only became aware of its existence by accident. Just looking through the past issues I found Ash Carter’s revelatory essay/ interview with Wieseltier and its … Continue reading

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Two views of The Trump Melodrama : Ross Douthat & Janan Ganesh offer … Political Observer comments

Ross Douthat presents Trump as resembling ‘the flawed, arrogant, appetitive figures from the Hebrew Bible‘ I have taken the liberty of posting only this part of Douthat’s political apologetic. Note that Trump, through his nomination of  Amy Coney Barrett to … Continue reading

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