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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

Dizzy Old Queen Andy Divine comments on the Teresa May resignation, and his prediction that Posh Boy dull-wit Boris Johnson , will succeed her is …… Political Observer comments

The melodramatic headline for this picture should scream: Tory Bitch Cries Real Tears, For Herself! Poor Andy can’t even pretend to any sympathy for this incompetent. Even David Cameron managed the usual  “she’s a dedicated public servant”. The last paragraph … Continue reading

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Cass Sunstein admonishes Bernie Sanders at The Economist web site. Old Socialist scoffs!

Headline: Does freedom need guidance? Sub-headline: In this week’s podcast we speak to Cass Sunstein, a former White House advisor and co-author of “Nudge” Anne McElvoy interviews Cass Sunstein, a former advisor to Barack Obama and co-author of “Nudge”, a … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Mr. John McTernan ‘reviews’ three books on Jeremy Corbyn. Old Socialist comments

Who better than Mr. John McTernan, ‘Tony Blair’s political secretary’ to ‘review’ three books by three members  ‘Corbyn’s Brain-Trust’ ? At least in the worldview of the Posh Boys & Girls of the Financial Times. Now, it doesn’t quite match … Continue reading

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The political ‘self-rehabilitation’ of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner causes wide spread panic in the Neo-Liberal Press. Old Socialist comments

This May 9, 2019 Financial Times report by Benedict Mander provides a clue as to the possible ‘how’ of the coming political self-rehabilitation of Fernández de Kirchner:   Headline: Argentina’s Fernández fuels speculation over election candidacy Sub-headline: ‘The young are … Continue reading

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Andy Divine ‘congratulates’ Elizabeth Warren on her ‘Congress Can Protect Choice’. Political Observer comments

Andy Divine’s ‘praise’ of Elizabeth Warren, in his first paragraph doesn’t quite ring true! Headline: Elizabeth Warren Just Transformed the Abortion Debate Elizabeth Warren is not afraid. Today, she set out a proposal to integrate Roe v. Wade’s provisions for … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times, episode MDLVII : Macron and the EU Elections. Old Socialist comments

Headline:Emmanuel Macron struggles to contain far-right in EU election race Sub-headline: French president’s party faces risk of losing to Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National In the forth paragraph of his essay Victor Mallet repeats the Neo-Liberal Propaganda: Two years ago, … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: May issues ultimatum to Corbyn & Macron’s fear of the victory of Le Pen in EU election. Old Socialist attempts to integrate these two apparently disparate political phenomenon.

Headline: Theresa May delivers Brexit deal ultimatum to Corbyn Sub-headline: Time to make up your mind, prime minister says as she sets Commons vote for early June The rampant skepticism expressed by the readers comments on this ‘report’ makes more sense … Continue reading

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