Monthly Archives: February 2015

On the murder of Nemtsov and the New Cold War: a comment by Political Observer

A moving tribute to Mr. Nemtsov, yet how convenient that he should be murdered at such a pivotal historical moment! Or is Conspiracy Theory verboten at his publication, except in regard Putin? War hysteria/propaganda, in the West, has reached a … Continue reading

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Yanis Varoufakis: the indispensable thinker in the benighted age of Neo-Libralism

Why erratic? Having explained why I owe whatever understanding of our social world I may possess largely to Karl Marx, I now want to explain why I remain terribly angry with him. In other words, I shall outline why I … Continue reading

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My reply to Skip27 at The Economist

Skip27, Thank you for your comment. Faced with the complete failure of Neo-Liberalism what is called for, even demanded, is more Neo-Liberalism. See Philip Mirowski’s Never Let A Serious Crisis Go To Waste. (http://www.versobooks.com/books/1613-never-let-a-serious-crisis-go-to-waste) For a bracing forensic of the … Continue reading

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Mr. Luce on ‘Hard Choices’ redux: a comment by Political Observer

Sometimes political cynicism reheated has an unattractive aroma. What to call it? the odor of decay, dessicated and dusty? Although Mr. Luce hits his marks with a certain effectiveness, as to Ms. Clinton’s unslakable political ambition, and it’s ruthless exercise … Continue reading

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The Greeks and Economic rescue? A comment by Almost Marx

The effort to overcome the benighted Neo-Liberal model, which is now in it’s Austerity phase of self-rescue, will be a trans-generational battle. The Greeks are just the first followed by Spain and the rest of the Southern Tier i.e. the … Continue reading

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Ana Marie Cox on the welcome political inevitability of Ms. Clinton: a comment by Political Realist

Like all propaganda Ms. Cox’s essay is a parody of actual thought! Rhetorically framed by comic book metaphors about the powers of super heroes. One must ask the inevitable question: at which audience was this directed ? How does Ms. … Continue reading

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Philosophical Apprentice on a partial answer to Kierkergaard’s nihilism in The Concept of Irony

For a partial answer to Kierkegaard’s nihilism in the Concept of Irony, see page 293 in Annette Baier’s Postures of the Mind; ‘I shall suggest that the secular equivalent of faith in God , which we need in morality as … Continue reading

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