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@MichaelEOHanlon ‘reviews’ Mattis’s ‘Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead’. Political Observer comments

ORDER FROM CHAOS FOREIGN POLICY IN A TROUBLED WORLD A how-to guide for managing the end of the post-Cold War era. Headline: The place of military history in today’s defense planning From the highfalutin ‘Order From Chaos’, the rubric under … Continue reading

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Reply @natureslover_s

Cotton Mather was the first American Judge! This Historical Fact & his use of ‘Spectral Evidence’ was the precursor to American Jurists’ proclaiming the American Law Court as above Morality! Add to this Scalia’s on ‘innocence’ as explicated by Lee … Continue reading

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@The Economist & gideon.rachman@ft.com on Boris Johnson and the Tories. Old Socialist comments

I supply a selection of quotes from The Economist of September 5, 2019 : Headline: How Britain’s staid Conservative Party became a radical insurgency Sub-headline: The Tories’ transformation leaves surviving MPs feeling uneasy The trio were among 21 Conservative mps … Continue reading

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From the Versailles Dining Room at the Hoover Institution, Niall Ferguson opines on the Johnson Family Melodrama: Old Socialist comments

Headline: It’s a bad week when BoJo’s bro Jo goes Sub-headline:Jo Johnson’s resignation reminds us how fraternity can turn to enmity The reader can only wonder at who wrote the headline to Mr. Ferguson’s essay? its an atrocity that should … Continue reading

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To the Posh Boys & Girls @TheEconomist

Here is the Real Landmark! Even ‘you’ gave Piketty’s Capital a five part review, plus the usual hysterical, but mercifully short dismissal. Headline: Thomas Piketty’s “Capital”, summarised in four paragraphs Sub-headline: A very brief summary of “Capital in the Twenty-First … Continue reading

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My two replies to Finn du siecle (@FT) . Old Socialist

As Yanis Varoufakis once observed ‘you don’t negotiate with the EU’ ! The Financial Times writers have a chance to repeat, and admire, in their own way, Variety’s review of the Movie Version of ‘Adults in the Room’ directed by Costa-Gavras. To … Continue reading

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On Boris Johnson’s proroguing Parliament as reported in The Financial Times & The Good Grey Times: Old Socialist comments

Headline: Boris Johnson vows to purge rebels who vote against no-deal Brexit Sub-headline: Threat to withdraw Tory whip and deselect former ministers such as Philip Hammond … The Tory rebels are planning to work with Labour and other opposition parties … Continue reading

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