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Edward Luce’s toxic amalgam of ‘Depth Psychology’ & The Occult, as an exploratory device for American politics 2019. Old Socialist wonders

Headline: Magical thinking crosses party lines in America Sub-headline: The left may prefer white magic to Donald Trump’s black, but everyone is dabbling Mr. Luce wastes no time calling to account the New Democrats for their lackadaisical attitude toward Trump. … Continue reading

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Edouard Philippe announces the new hard line on the gilets jaunes . Old Socialist comments

As the ‘in-order-too’ of saving Macron, M. 37%,  from his demonstrated incompetence to ‘govern’ France, much less to lead the E.U. , Edouard Philippe announces a harder line on gilets jaunes , an increase in fines, and the firing of … Continue reading

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@FT of two minds on the latest Brexit Melodrama? Old Socialist shares the Headlines

Headline:May warns UK faces ‘crisis’ following Bercow ruling Sub-headline: Commons Speaker has said PM’s Brexit deal must be substantially changed before a further vote Headline: Bercow’s bombshell cannot mask May’s Brexit failure Sub-headline:Prime minister has lacked political skill and made … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Vulture Capitalist Paul Singer defends his greed as ‘shareholder accountability’ ! Almost Marx scoffs

Headline: Do not let company founders hide from accountability Sub-headline: Lyft’s dual class structure will prevent shareholders from having reasonable input Recall Mr. Singer as the purchaser of Argentina’s bad debt? and the fact that Macri paid the ransom for … Continue reading

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Macron Apologetics from Financial Times, episode DLVII: Old Socialist considers the ‘Grand Débat National’.

Headline:Emmanuel Macron scents revival as France’s great debate ends Sub-headline: President plans next steps after national dialogue that has shown his campaigning vigour M. Macron addresses not ‘the people’ but 600 mayors, should this surprise? Mr Macron — who launched … Continue reading

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anne-sylvaine.chassany@ft.com on the ‘Grand Débat National’ . Old Socialist comments

Headline: Macron’s response to the ‘gilets jaunes’ taps a French thirst for debate Sub-headline: A Montpellier window into grievances aired in the ‘Grand Débat National’ Poor Macron, he stumbles over his authoritarianism under the rubric of Jupertarian Politics, that is … Continue reading

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From the Versailles Dining Room of The Hoover Institution, episode CCXXIII: Niall Ferguson’s obsession with ‘The Left’. Old Socialist comments

Headline:In this Cold War between Trump and China, beware the enemy within Sub-headline: As tensions rise across the Pacific, whose side are US socialists on? https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/comment/in-this-cold-war-between-trump-and-china-beware-the-enemy-within-zz87wk2js As preamble to my comment on the above, recall Mr. Ferguson’s stern warning from … Continue reading

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