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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

On the virtue of Joe Biden’s ‘mundanity’, via janan.ganesh@ft.com. American Writer comments

Mr. Ganesh’s usual political feuilletonism devolves into a long commentary on Joe Biden’s mundanity, as his saving grace, in the the Age of Trump.  But first, just to clarify, Delaware is a Tax Haven: Headline: How Delaware Thrives as a … Continue reading

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Bill & Melinda Gates are ‘Epidemiologists’ in the pages @FT. Political Observer comments

This newspaper provides space for a Bill and Melinda Gates press release.  No surprise! Oligarchs and their apologists, this newspaper, stumble over themselves to kow-tow to this ‘Man of Vision’. Gates’ answer to the AIDS Crisis is the circumcise every … Continue reading

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Queer Atheist hates Christians?

My inquiry into the history and belief’s of Christianity began here:  James J. O’Donnell does not write hagiography, he narrates the life, times and the thought of Augustine, without the destructive excess baggage of ‘Faith’.   Karl Barth’s commentary on ‘The … Continue reading

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Constanze Stelzenmüller of Brookings, on Putin/Navalny. Political Skeptic comments

What more important political actor than a Brookings ‘fellow’ to add to the Mythology that Putin is ‘The New Stalin’ : such is Putin’s ‘evil’, in the patois of  Political Theology, that all these mysterious poisonings- where are the Skripal’s … Continue reading

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edward.luce@ft.com conjures a Demon? Political Observer comments

The Second American Civil War is just evolving as the ‘norm’ , in our country, with the bad actors The Proud Boys, the Boogaloo Bois, and the Political Class’ favorite Antifa– Mr. Luce ‘conjures’ QAnon, as the epitome of what … Continue reading

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Janan Ganesh, John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge & Garett Jones on ‘To Much Democracy’. Political Skeptic comments

In America, the  two houses of Congress, The Senate and the House of Representatives, not to speak of the Electoral College, are the checks against ‘too much democracy’ of The Founders. The Good Grey Mr. Walter Lippmann advocated a cadre … Continue reading

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‘Posh Girl’& ‘Associate Editor at the Financial Times’, Rana Foroohar declares the End of The Neo-Liberal Age? Political Observer asks a question.

 Ms. Foroohar, in her essay,  on the deteriorating relations between China and Trump, offers some thoughts on the fate of Neo-Liberalism, or have I misread?  Headline: China wants to decouple from US tech, too Sub-headline:Washington’s restrictions have only sped Beijing’s … Continue reading

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‘Russian Interference’: the politically un-dead, via Kamala Harris & other dubious actors, in The Financial Times. American Skeptic scoffs!

In the watershed of the complete collapse of The Mueller Report & Schiff’s well rehearsed Mini-Series, that produced Stars Vindman and Fiona Hill – while the political longevity of this melodrama was non-existent. The release of the original testimony secured … Continue reading

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Janan Ganesh’s Hipster L.A. American Writer comments

Mr. Ganesh is my favorite flâneur! He can write a feuilleton, the rhetoric of the Sunday Supplement’s decorous chatter, like no other writer in America or Britain. His only possible competition is James Wolcott , once of Vanity Fair. As … Continue reading

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Lecturing about ‘Violence’ as’the weapon of the stupid’ is the stance of the respectable bourgeois intellectual, out of touch with the desperation/nihilism of the have not’s!The American Political Class: corrupt Neo-Liberals could not pass a $600 a week lifeline, to … Continue reading

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