Monthly Archives: August 2012

Join the Party! The guest list: Ross Douthat ,Anne and Mitt,The New WASP Elite, Endicott Peabody,The Bundy brothers and Louis Auchincloss by American Litterateur

You have to credit Mr. Ross Douthat for the ability to produce an almost 750 word essay on the natural superiority of the Romneys, both Ann and Mitt. It looks like a long and ardent genuflection in homage to the … Continue reading

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Against the moral agency of women:Ross Douthat,Todd Akin and President Obama by Queer Atheist

The cult of the worship of the blastocyst, the embryo, the fetus as constituting human life, not just it's elementary beginnings, and therefore providing a window on the perception of sacred core of humanity, has become a standard moral position, … Continue reading

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David Brooks on Ryan’s Biggest Mistake by Almost Marx

The great crusade of the Free Marketeers in the wake of economic collapse of 2008 and the subsequent demonstration of the indefatigable thievery of Capital is to manufacture a usable political hysteria about the 'debt crisis'. Now, if the economy … Continue reading

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David Brooks on Romney/Ryan by Political Observer

Mr. Brooks returns from vacation with his essay Guide for the Perplexed, an assertion of his political reasonableness, for a brief rhetorical moment he models a kind of ersatz centrism reinforced in the readers mind, by the inclusion of a … Continue reading

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Pretty Boy Reactionary, President Obama and Paul Ryan by Political Observer

Niall Ferguson reminds his readers in his essay Obama's Gotta Go, in both Newsweek and on the Daily Beast, that he was a good sport, a good loser in the 2008 election. No more Mr. Nice Guy, is his assertion, … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Schweikert vs Quayle by Political Observer

If you thought that the summer hiatus of August offers no political interest, here is a story at the respectably conservative Economist titled 'When insurgents are incumbents'. It offer a window on the search for ideological purity that obsesses the … Continue reading

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Mr. Joshua Trevino in 2008 pronounces on ‘The Muslim World’ by Political Observer

Mr. Joshua Trevino has a penchant for repeating the cliches, the tropes of American Conservatism, by way of Samuel P. Huntington, Bush The Younger and the muscular present day American Fundamentalist Christianity. Add to that list of precursors the names … Continue reading

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