Monthly Archives: July 2012

On the Political Ennui of David Brooks by Queer Atheist

Mr. Brooks begins his New York Times essay of July 31 2012 Dullest Campaign Ever by paraphrasing the Reagan speech writer and the Wall Street Journal's columnist Peggy Noonan: the Presidential campaign is inconsequential and boring. Ms. Noonan exemplifies, for … Continue reading

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David Brooks on the Olympics, and the fallen state of ‘man’,some questions by Political Cynic

David Brooks has a penchant for repeating the most callous, even loathsome, Conservative platitudes about human beings, and tries to pass them off as valuable insights, as the view of a deep thinker, a cogitator on the evil character of … Continue reading

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Books of Interest: Theological Tractates by Erik Peterson

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Political Observer on ‘More Treatment Programs’

I would like, in this post, to concentrate on the title of Mr. Brooks July 23,2012 essay titled More Treatment Programs. This imperative/admonition seems to be at absolute odds with Mr. Brooks' long time advocacy of the Free Market, in … Continue reading

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The Economist On the Greeks, by Political Observer

http://www.economist.com/node/21559373?fsrc=scn/tw/te/ar/troikaiscoming This is an essay that needs to be read but with a cautionary note:the Greeks have become the focal point of Free Market finger pointing and viscous name calling, indeed ethnic slurs,in the battle against Socialism, political corruption that … Continue reading

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Ross Douthat’s essay on Aurora: my comment by Political Observer

———- Forwarded message ———-From: Stephen Mack <stephenkmack@gmail.com> Date: Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 11:35 AMSubject: Ross Douthat's essay on Aurora: my comment by Political ObserverTo: Posterous <post@posterous.com> Ross Douthat has used the comic book world of good versus evil from … Continue reading

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David Brooks in praise of Obama/Biden/Clinton by American Litterateur

Is there anything like the collection of cliches, borrowed phrases, and intellectual sundries that make up the body of David Brooks latest essay at the New York Times titled Where Obama Shines. Mr. Brooks stumbles over himself in praise of … Continue reading

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