Monthly Archives: December 2011

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David Brooks has Three Ideas by Political Cynic

David Brooks has three political/ethical thoughts: the evil of big government, rampant immorality and a dysfunctional politics. Those could be considered his only thoughts, endlessly reinterpreted and continually re-framed . One could place them under the heading of decadence, of … Continue reading

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NYTimes eXaminer and Marie Burns: The Propaganda Antidote By Political Observer

As a reader of The New York Times it becomes harder and harder not to feel that you are continually reading propaganda, especially if your a regular reader of David Brooks and his meditations on politics and other matters of … Continue reading

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Leslie Gelb on The Cold War by Political Observer

It is quite easy to view The Daily Beast, edited by Tina Brown, as a repository of gossip of various descriptions: gossip about celebrities, movie stars, politicians,literary figures even journalists and the intersections where all these beings meet and interact. … Continue reading

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David Brooks and the Sidney Awards by American Litterateur

David Brooks has an exalted notion of himself as thinker and arbiter of public taste, and public morals. Now, that statement is hardly news but he makes concrete that self- appointed status in his Sidney Awards. Named after Sidney Hook, … Continue reading

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On the Emeritus status of Leslie Gelb by Political Cynic: Episode CCXLI of The American Political Melodrama

Just in case you missed Leslie Gelb’s column of December 14,2011 column titled Leslie H. Gelb on a World in Crisis—and What Obama Should Do, a breezy little travelogue of the world’s problems likely to manifest themselves in 2012, or … Continue reading

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Carl Schmitt given honorary American citizenship in ceremony in U.S. Senate by Political Cynic

In a solumn ceremony in the U.S.Senate, today, Carl Schmitt was given the signal honor of postumous American citizenship, in recognition of his inspiration and example to American Lawmakers. In speeches from the podium Senator Senile War Hero gave fulsome … Continue reading

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