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Andy Divine on ‘The present is female. And the future will be as well’ . Political Observer scoffs!

I always imagine Andy Divine as Waldo Lydecker in his bath, typing his latest column, while being interviewed by detective Mark McPherson, in that Preminger Hollywood kitsch, Laura! Preminger never made another ‘film’ that matched its melodramatic excesses. Waldo as … Continue reading

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edward.luce@ft.com ‘Beware of Trump’. Political Observer comments

Headline: Beware Trump’s admiration for Putin, Xi and Erdogan Sub-headline: The US president has made little attempt to hide his respect for strongman leaders The fate of ‘The West’ was sealed with the ascendancy of Thatcher and Reagan, that gave … Continue reading

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Walter Russell Mead & ‘The Godfather’, and other Hollywood Kitsch, are the rhetorical frames for Niall Ferguson’s latest War Mongering. Old Socialist comments

Mr. Ferguson’s bellicosity is unslakable, and never a surprise. The Qassem Soleimani murder forces Ferguson to  resort to Walter Russel Mead’s Wall Street Journal celebration of ‘Jacksonian foreign policy’. And his ‘Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed … Continue reading

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Hisham Melhem on ‘Soleimani The Monster’! Political Dissident comments

This vulgar melodrama from Hisham Melhem, newspaperman and hireling of the The Arab Gulf States Institute, headed by the son of the CIA’s Frank G. Wisner and financed by nearly 4 Million budget. This has CIA Front Group written all … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com American Writer comments on Gore Vidal’s ‘distasteful views’.

Mr. Ganesh’s forgettable political chatter is rescued from the territory of the jejune by his attack on his literary/political better Gore Vidal . Not the ‘Sage of Amalfi’ but ‘The Patrician Rebel’ who was almost a big a snob as … Continue reading

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Niall Ferguson’s offers a political analgesic, in the good grey Times. Political Observer comments

After a quick search for the proper historical analogy for the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, Mr. Ferguson provides the ‘correct analogy’, and dismisses any notion that this will lead to WWIII. But note that Ferguson echos the rhetoric of the … Continue reading

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The Financial Times ‘reports’ on the watershed of the killing of Qassem Soleimani. Political Observer comments

  Headline: Middle East braced for backlash after killing of Qassem Soleimani Sub-headline: Fears grow that death of Iranian general will suck region into broader conflict https://www.ft.com/content/52a2fce4-2e0f-11ea-a126-99756bd8f45e   The Financial Times ‘reports’ on the Soleimani killing with the aid of … Continue reading

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