In the pages of The Financial Times: Michael Ignatieff, Viktor Orban & George Soros, a Political Melodrama. Old Socialist comments

R2P Zealot, Michael Ignatieff, in sum a Neo-Con in ‘Liberal Drag‘, in his defense of what should have been, at the least, Academic Freedom, but he resorts to utterly bankrupt institutions: Europe’s highest court and World Trade Organization World Trade Organization rules guaranteeing freedom to operate a business. The hallowed Free Market is Ignatieff’s central claim?

Soros is a notorious bad actor, the reader need only look to the Ukrainian Coup, as one proof that he is a toxic meddler, around the globe. Viktor Orban sees quite clearly, that the Soros/Ignatieff alliance, and their Central European University will be, or even has been, part of a of a centralized hub of political agitation against his rule. Is Mr. Oban’s contempt for the court and the WTO only about his authoritarianism? Or is it about, in a more fundamental way, about a self-defense as he was/is a legimately elected leader, which is not in question!

This newspaper and its hirelings and ‘guest commentators’ wage relentless rhetorical war against its perceived enemies ‘Right’ & ‘Left‘, while defending a ‘Centrism’ that is Neo-Liberalism, in it various iterations, even while its slow-motion collapse continues, in the face of a Pandemic, that has further immiserated the working and middle classes. Ignatieff continues in his political journey, inspired by the notorious courtier Isaiah Berlin, and his trivializing notion of clubability!

Old Socialist

https://www.ft.com/content/de45e58c-aac7-423e-9862-142d4abee160

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