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@OwenJones84: political equivocation/political conformity is his métier! Old Socialist comments

Mr. Jones, you are the master of political equivocation, not to speak of political conformity. That the Blairite Coterie manufactured the ‘Anti-Semitism of Corbyn’ as the political wager to ensure what? That Labour would lose to Boris? It was a … Continue reading

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The Freudian Self-rescue Project, episode DCCVII: Leo Robeson interviews Josh Cohen. Self-Emancipated Analysand comments.

What can the reader make of this paragraph of Mr. Robson’s interview with Josh Cohen? “Can you imagine if you presented Freud to Jane Austen?” Cohen asked me recently, during a two-hour amble around Kensal Rise, near where he lives … Continue reading

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Janan Ganesh on Joe Biden as Political Redeemer. Angry Cosmopolitan comments.

Headline:Joe Biden can save global migration from the deep freeze Sub-headline: Through example and sheer numbers, an open US could bring an open world … ‘This criminally undersells it. Whatever their content, previous reforms were of national or perhaps regional … Continue reading

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@RColvile on Kier Starmer, and the problematic ‘Corbyn Loyalists’ in Labour Party. Old Socialist comments

Read Mr. Colvile’s C.V. as posted at the Center for Policy Studies web site: Robert Colvile is Director of the CPS and Editor-in-Chief of CapX, as well as a columnist for The Sunday Times. In December 2019 he took a … Continue reading

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@FT bemoans the fact that Uber has Employees, rather than ‘Independent Contractors’. StephenKMackSD comments.

Preview in new tab Headline: UK ruling on worker recognition threatens to crash Uber model Sub-headline:Ride-hailing app now faces having to deal with holiday pay, minimum wage, sick leave and pension contributions https://www.ft.com/content/643de8f2-8098-41a3-9e9e-b9eee25f4593 In California Uber, and its political allies, … Continue reading

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Andy Divine opines on ‘The Two Tribes’, proving that this shopworn political cliche is eternal. Rush Limbaugh garners a mention . Political Observer comments

Andy opens his essay with this sentence: ‘If there’s one core assumption shared by the two tribes of our culture, it is that America will soon be a “majority-minority” nation.’ The relevant question is glaringly obvious, who are these ‘two … Continue reading

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Eli Zaretsky on ‘The Big Lie’ in the London Review of Books, February 15, 2021.

I don’t think that anyone can doubt the failure of the whole of America’s Political Class! Trump is just the symptom. Neo-Liberalism’s Social/Political/Economic Engineering destroyed what was left of The New Deal, and in its place Free Market Utopianism gained … Continue reading

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The New Cold War episode MMVII: The Financial Times & Emmanuel Macron, on the Covid-19 Vaccine as the latest bargaining chip! Political Reporter comments.

M. 37 % can’t govern his own country, as ‘The Rebellion Against the Elites’ keeps appearing every Saturday, like clockwork. While unreported in this newspaper! Here is Macron as he addresses the burning question facing the ‘West’: “It’s an unprecedented … Continue reading

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The New Cold War against China, in The Financial Times of February 16, 2021. Political Reporter comments.

Headline: China targets rare earth export curbs to hobble US defence industry Sub-headline: Beijing asks industry executives if proposed restrictions will harm western contractors China is exploring limiting the export of rare earth minerals that are crucial for the manufacture … Continue reading

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How did Janan Ganesh miss the birth of ‘The New Cold War’, on 4 Fronts? Old Socialist ponders the question…

The New Cold War is already here! The ‘Enemies’ are Russia, China and Iran, with a minor, but pivotal role, for North Korea. Mr. Ganesh writes ‘as if’ this doesn’t constitute the present political reality. Joe Biden’s choices of Blinken, … Continue reading

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