Monthly Archives: June 2012

Books of Interest: The Evening Colonnade by Cyril Connolly

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Ross Douthat on the Liberal/Conservative Convergence by Political Observer

The point of propaganda is to shape public opinion and Ross Douthat in essay The Liberal Embrace of Judicial Restraint has written it as a kind of self-celebration. It's casual in tone, given that it appears under the title of … Continue reading

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Can Schumpeter save the French from themselves? by Political Cynic

Schumpeter in his column of June 23,2012, in the Economist titled Adieu, la France, concocts a fable in which Robber Capital has worked it's magic and we stand in the ruin of the Free Market, where we must listen to … Continue reading

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On John Roberts and Obamacare by Political Observer

"Obamacare Showdown" Who can forget the audacious even bravura performance of John Roberts before the Judiciary Committee and his beautifully delivered defense of stare decisis? In retrospect it was an encomium, of sorts: the confirmation, The Citizens United decision. Legal … Continue reading

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Davey Brooks in Wonderland, or Fanboy follows Springsteen around Europe

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/26/opinion/brooks-the-power-of-the-particular….   I can see Davey all dressed up for any of the Springsteen concerts: bandana wrapped around his head, Wayfarers on,Springsteen tee shirt, cargo shorts and flip flops and holding a mighty forty ouncer. Am I hallucinating? Yeh, cause … Continue reading

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Books of Interest:Foundations of the American Century: The Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller Foundations in the Rise of American Power Inderjeet Parmar

http://www.cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-14628-9/foundations-of-the-america… “Inderjeet Parmar reveals the complex interrelations, shared mindsets, and collaborative efforts of influential public and private organizations in the building of American hegemony. Focusing on the involvement of the Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie foundations in U.S. foreign affairs, Parmar … Continue reading

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Apple is a bad citizen of the republic by Publius

What is so striking in this long article on Apple retail stores in the New York Times titled Apple’s Retail Army, Long on Loyalty but Short on Pay is that in the comments section so many writers defended the Apple … Continue reading

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