Monthly Archives: January 2022

Jens Stoltenberg enunciates the American Party Line on Russia and Ukraine! ( With a late addition !)

Political Observer comments. A possible historical framing of the comments by Jens Stoltenberg, must embrace the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the looming catastrophe of famine, as a consequence of American Imperial fatigue, or is it disenchantment? The the modulated bellicosity … Continue reading

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On American Insularity: Munich – The Edge of War.

Political Observer comments. How telling that in America the novel and film version of the Robert Harris’ book ‘Munich’ has attracted no real attention, that I am aware of! A symptom of American insularity… it is available on NETFLIX. I … Continue reading

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Janan Ganesh views the Homeless from inside the comfort of his privilege!

Old Socialist … The placement of an essay about the Homeless Crisis published under the rubric of ‘Opinion Life & Arts’ is about a self-serving diminution, on the pressing question of Homelessness. Add to this the headline and sub-headline: Headline: Why homelessness … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Gideon Rachman, perennial New Cold Warrior & Janan Ganesh’s ‘Doom and Gloom’.

A Report from Political Observer. After yesterday’s Gideon Rachman column, January 3, 2022 : Headline: Putin’s attempt to control the past follows the Xi model Sub-headline: The censorship of history in both countries is an essential part of domestic repression … Continue reading

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The Economist posts on Twitter, a September 4, 2021 essay, about the menace of the ‘illiberal left’. Anti-Left propaganda has a limited shelf -life?

Old Socialist comments. Just the first paragraph of this essay proves to be instructive to The Critical Reader’: Something has gone very wrong with Western liberalism. At its heart classical liberalism believes human progress is brought about by debate and … Continue reading

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