Monthly Archives: October 2020

The ascension of Amy Coney Barrett, in the pages of The Financial Times.

That Richard Posner is presented here, by Michael Rips, as a ‘conservative’ is hyperbole masked as understatement! Look to the ‘Columbia Law Review’ of October 1985, Vol. 85 Num.6 for his  ‘An Economic Theory of the Criminal Law’: … The list … Continue reading

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Timothy Garton Ash in a panic about the American Election, in the pages of The Financial Times. Political Observer comments

The American Empire can never seem to falter, that a given of Imperial Power. So it can come as no surprise, that Mr. Garton-Ash’s polemic is suffused with the political panic of a Technocrat-crisis becomes the singular rhetorical note of … Continue reading

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@sullydish puzzling silence on Amy Coney Barrett. Old Socialist comments

I’ve been catching up on reading Andy Divine’s essays, and noticed his total silence on the Amy Coney Barrett Senate Confirmation Hearings. I’ve gone back to October 9, 2020, and not even a mention.Don’t miss his latest production, with the … Continue reading

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Janan Ganesh discovers the virtues of Eisenhower, in the Age of Trump. Political Observer comments

This reader just has to wonder at the ‘why’ of Mr. Ganesh latest essay in celebration of Eisenhower. Perhaps an advanced case of ‘Trump Political Exhaustion’? Its ‘as if’ Reagan, and his tag-line of ‘government is the problem’, had never … Continue reading

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Anne-Marie Slaughter on the promise of Joe Biden. Old Socialist scoffs

What can the regular reader think of the latest, but one of the infrequent essays of Anne-Marie Slaughter, to appear in this newspaper? First, a fragment of the opening sentence uttered at full rhetorical screech: The world is watching the … Continue reading

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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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