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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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Edward Luce ‘diagnoses’ the political failure of the New Democrats !

Political Cynic comments. The first two paragraphs of Mr. Luce essay read like the political analysis provided by David Brooks, at The New York Times, with, of course, that Oxbridger undergraduate attempt at humor, stepped in disdain. Brooks describes a … Continue reading

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David Cameron’s perennial bad judgement, as reported in The Financial Times.

Political Observer comments. The reader should note, that the comments section, for this essay by Daniel Thomas and Jim Pickard has been , in Financial Times Speak, ‘Comments have not been enabled for this article.’ ! Headline: David Cameron quits as adviser … Continue reading

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Janan Ganesh offers council to the Republicans & The Reader can share in this opportunity!

Political Reporter comments. In the Ganesh Political World, a thick slice from the remains of Miss Havisham’s wedding cake, is never out of place! No matter how unappetizing! The bay views, the pastel homes, the human suffering: no city does less … Continue reading

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Edward Luce on ‘The battle for the minds of American children’ !

Political Radical comments. In his 810 word essay Mr. Luce identifies “critical race theory” that acts as the in-order-too, of diminishing the importance of this confrontation, with a pervasive and institutionalized practice, by placing it in lower case letters. Race has shaped a belief … Continue reading

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The Fernández/de Kirchner alliance faces a defeat at the polls, as reported in The Financial Times!

Political Observer offers some thoughts. Is there any ‘good news’ coming from Argentina? Headline: Argentina: Peso in Free Fall as Thousands Mobilize Against Macri and the IMF Sub-headline: In the past few hours, the Argentine peso has been devalued from 35 pesos … Continue reading

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