Monthly Archives: April 2012

Edward Luce sounds the alarm: The neocons are back vying for a seat in the White House by Political Cynic

At the utterly respectable Financial Times, Mr. Edward Luce's latest essay sounds the alarm at the possibility of the election of Mitt Romney to the office of President. It isn't so much the completely pliable politics of Mr. Romney, to … Continue reading

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Lexington answers the rhetorical question: Are the Republicans mad? by Political Cynic

Dear Lexington, Your recent essay Are the Republicans mad? reeks of contempt and disdain: of an Olympian view of the great politically unwashed: Messrs. Mann, Ornstein and Norquist. How very clever of you to find a contempt and disdain that … Continue reading

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The New Deal didn’t work! David Brooks aided by Jim Manzi makes the argument.

Here are the opening paragraphs that pass as arguments in David Brooks latest essay in the New York Times grotesquely titled Is Our Adults Learning. Is it humor? "In 2009, we had a big debate about whether to pass a … Continue reading

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David Brooks on The Malleability of The Capitalist Paradigm by Political Observer

The Creative Monopoly is the title of the David Brooks essay of April 22, 2012 a title that speaks volumes about the inflated yet prosaic thought of Mr. Brooks. He can take the subject of creativity and render it almost … Continue reading

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Episode CCXLV of The American Political Melodrama: David Brooks on The Crisis in The Academy

David Brooks begins his latest essay of April 19,2012 Testing The Teachers by sounding a pathetically melodramatic note, that deserves full quotation, awash in purple as it is: “There’s an atmosphere of grand fragility hanging over America’s colleges. The grandeur … Continue reading

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David Brooks on The Political Mendacity of President Obama by Political Observer

David Brooks is adept at mimicking the rhetorical style of rational argument,but only in self-defense. Mr. Brooks only argues in ideological terms that have the ability to move the political discourse in a favorable partisan direction. We can see quite … Continue reading

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From claims to injustice to social reform: Political judgment facing the conflicting demands of the ‘Arab Spring’

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