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About stephenkmacksd

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

My reply to @Koln June 09, 2019

Thank you for your thought provoking comment. Here is a are some thoughts : the Republicans welcomed, with open arms, the Dixiecrats in 64 & 65 , with the passage of the Civil Rights & Voting Rights Acts. These men … Continue reading

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Andy Divine on the ‘political wisdom’ of Steve Bannon. Old Socialist …

A well educated, white male immigrant to America, Andy Divine declares ‘What Democrats Can Learn From Steve Bannon’ in his latest encyclical. ‘Those Immigrants’ were/are the products of US Wars of Empire in the Eastern Hemisphere , Afghanistan, Iraq. In … Continue reading

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Old Socialist: beware of Technocrat Camilla Cavendish!

*Blairite Ms. Cavendish in her assessment of The Trump Effect on British life and politics can’t resist the temptation to defame Mr. Corbyn with the charge of ‘whose core philosophy is anti-Americanism.’ Anti-Imperialism is and has been one of  the … Continue reading

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Janan Ganesh vs ‘Pop Culture Gurus’. American Skeptic comments

Who can resist the particular ‘brand’ of commentary that Mr. Ganesh offers, awash in a cynicism, that is his trade mark? In the present essay, the cast of characters is wide, within the very narrow spectrum of Pop Culture: he … Continue reading

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Posh Boy Edward Luce warns the Democrats on their ‘over-reach’ on transgendered children. Old Socialist comments

Headline: US liberal over-reach on gender identity risks benefiting Trump Sub-headline: Democrats’ embrace of transgender rights burnishes president’s everyman appeal Never fear the Neo-Liberal Collapse of 2008, and its issue ‘The Gig Economy’ has precipitated an American Political/Moral De-Evolution. A … Continue reading

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On the Myth that the New Democrats can save what is left of ‘The Republic’, episode LXXIII. Political Cynic comments

Hillary Clinton and her confederates Brennan & Clapper and their CrowdStrike ‘evidence’ of Russian Tampering lie was the starting point of FBI stooge Mueller’s ‘investigation’: he never questioned it! Never fear the New Democrats will pursue ‘impeachment’ ,while the Party, … Continue reading

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Amir @AmirAminiMD

Thank you for your thought provoking comment on Ms. Rubin’s obsession with Sen. Sanders.  It led me to think about Ms. Rubin, as a member of The Podhoretz Clan, by marriage. She comes by her support for Biden because he … Continue reading

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