More of the same: Edward Luce shaming Joe Biden, in The Financial Times. Old Socialist …

The ignominy of being compared to Jimmy Carter, and Mr. Luce self-serving myopia, regarding Reagan’s back door deal with the Iranians : topped off with an Oxbridger’s pastiche of a Psychoanalysis of President Biden, and Doom Saying. Maybe not Freud, but Jungian Jordan Peterson?  

As Biden addressed the nation, it was hard to escape the conclusion that he was not master of his brief. The president, whose life has been repeatedly marred by personal tragedy, teared up when he spoke of the sense of loss that the families of the dead US servicemen would feel. He mentioned his son, Beau, a former US army officer who served in Iraq and died of brain cancer in 2015. “You get the feeling like you’re being sucked into a black hole in the middle of your chest; there’s no way out,” Biden said of the grief that will hit the families of the dead. The poignancy was enhanced by the fact that Biden might have been speaking about what it is like to be in his job at this moment. The political black hole beckons.

The reader confronts the concluding paragraphs as if written by a Neo-Conservative! A mediocre comic performance!

Old Socialist

https://www.ft.com/content/29e1342b-adba-46d5-abba-8c471dc9a8fb

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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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