Monthly Archives: October 2013

On The Myth of The Rational Republican by Political Observer, or Professor Corey Robin delivers the goods!

Katrina vanden Heuval tweeted a link to this essay by Mr. John G. Taft at the New York Times of October 22, 2013, titled The Cry of the True Republican. Ancestor worship is quite a marvel to confront in such … Continue reading

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Zbig on the political burdens of the Hegemon

@zbig The Hegemon must never betray or demonstrate it’s political contradictions and or weakness! See A. Scalia on 2000 election: ‘ We were the laughingstock of the world. The world’s greatest democracy that couldn’t conduct an election. We didn’t know … Continue reading

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On Adoration: Jennifer Senior interviews Justice Scalia a comment by Political Cynic

Is adoration the wrong word? Some examples of the questions: ‘While your opinions are are delectable to read…’, ‘Is your favorite one-liner still the ­sausage one?’, ‘Fifty years from now, which decisions in your tenure do you think will be … Continue reading

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Small Government Conservative’s Quixotic Crusade: Ross Douthat pronounces on the problem with the help of David Frum’s Dead Right, a comment by Political Cynic

Douthat Chatter and Frum Chatter are as twin expressions of the self-destroying elan of the American Republican Party. Although, Frum Chatter, in this instance, opts for a shift of focus to his proclaimed victory of British Conservative governance, and the … Continue reading

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Compare Daniel Pipes and Paul Collier on the Migration Question by Political Observer

Read this essay by Daniel Pipes on what I can only call a kind of  Sophisticated Xenophobia, on the question of the Syrian Refugee,  that he argues must be- the title expresses his singular idea: ‘Let Refugees Remain in Their … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Kabaservice: The Tea Party, Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, A Political Fable. A comment by Political Cynic

I posted a comment on a Financial Times essay by John McDermott, this morning. And asked as part of it, Where are the Eisenhower Republicans?, to speak out against the Republican Nihilist.  As I was driving to the gym this … Continue reading

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