Monthly Archives: November 2020

Apologies to my readers, to @sullydish and Peter Van Buren. StephenKMackSD

I have removed my essay of March 3, 2018 because of my own inexcusable lack of attention, to the responsibilities, that being a writer means. The title was: ‘Peter Van Buren vs Andrew Sullivan on ‘Russiagate’ and its ersatz hero … Continue reading

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Old Socialist on Two Views of Joe Biden.

As an publication that takes its name from The Dismal Science, adopted by The Economist, to represent a semblance of bourgeois political respectability. While engaging in a politics representing itself as the height of British rationality and probity. The publication … Continue reading

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Some considerations on Matthew Continetti’s ‘The Theological Politics of Irving Kristol’ . Old Socialist comments

I will begin my considerations of Mr. Continetti’s essay with this telling sentence: It was Kristol’s role as a political entrepreneur, as an activist and organizer as well as a commentator, which provided most of the fodder for magazine profiles. … Continue reading

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My reply to Beata Javorcik.

The reason d’etre of  ‘European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’ is to build ‘Market Economies’: the institutionalizing of the utterly failed Mises/Hayek/Friedman romance with an abstraction, in service to profit alone, owing nothing to the once prized civic obligation, that … Continue reading

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Sam Tanenhaus on ‘Trump’s Downfall’. Political Observer comments

What is most interesting or compelling about Sam Tanenhaus’ essay at Prospect is not that it adheres to the standard bourgeois political chatter, even his talent as writer/storyteller can’t rescue this essay from being just standard. But here the reader … Continue reading

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Janan Ganesh frames his latest essay via caprice, steadfastness,fickleness, Hegelian rhythm and whimsey. Old Socialist comments

Just a selection from Mr. Ganesh’s latest essay, on American Political life and Foreign Policy and its World-Historical repercussions. In sum a collection catchphrases-sometimes expressed as sentences. In sum, the rhetorical architectonic is based upon fragmentary thought, held together with … Continue reading

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Dr. Janan Ganesh diagnoses ‘Liberal Dread’. Political Observer comments.

There are no ‘Liberals’ only Neo-Liberals! Corporate Media have a political allergy to the term! The Democrats ,capitulated to the New Democrats in 1992, with the election of Clinton and his familiar. In sum Reaganism Lite! Ganesh Cliche Mongering chatter, … Continue reading

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The American Election 2020, as refracted through the Financial Times Editorial Board, Edward Luce & an assist from Niall Ferguson . Political Observer comments

I woke up at 4:30 AM PST, this morning, and checked twitter for the latest Election News, not knowing what to expect, other than bad news. Now at the breakfast table, I’ve read first the Editorial Board of The Financial … Continue reading

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@TheEconomist Joe Biden propaganda, rebutted by @nypost & @ggreenwald. Old Socialist comments

That The Economist has become the house organ for the ‘Joe Biden & Son’ political entrepreneurship should not surprise! Headline: Why it has to be Biden Sub-headline: Donald Trump has desecrated the values that make America a beacon to the … Continue reading

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