Monthly Archives: August 2015

Ramesh Ponnuru on Trump, or willful political myopia? An inquiry by Political Reporter

Trump is the culmination of Republican Party mendacity. The beginning of Trumpism can be traced from the ‘Generation of Treason’ of the Nixon/Mundt/McCarthy/McCarren Cold War alliance. And from Goldwater, the Dixiecrat mass migration in 1964 and 1965, to the New … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Simon Schama on Populism or the rise of political irrationalism, some thoughts by Almost Marx

‘The West’ is at the beginning of the end of the Neo-Liberal Age. It is a time of great uncertainty and the stakeholders of that old order, like Mr. Schama, are experiencing a kind of panic, best described as fear … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Chris Giles advises Jeremy Corbyn, a comment by Political Reporter

It isn’t readily apparent to the Financial Times editors and writers that the age of the Neo-Liberal ascendancy is at an end, and in political answer to that death, or at least it’s coma, Mr. Giles offers his extensive comments … Continue reading

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At The Economist: Supreme Court term limits, some considerations by Political Reporter

If your have served on a jury or been called for jury duty in the US, I have been called three times in the last few years, the Judge will casually announce, to the assembled prospective jurors, that the Court … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn and The Economist: a fateful allience, a comment by Political Reporter

The Neo-Liberal Consensus is failed, no matter the pronouncements coming from The Economist or The Financial Times! These declarations about the ‘Hard Left’,’Loony Left’ and other such locutions are the rhetorical cover adopted to mask that failure. Ignoring the rise … Continue reading

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At The Economist: ‘The resistible rise of Jeremy Corbyn’, a comment by Almost Marx

Never let it be said that the Oxbridgers, at the Economist, ever let their elite educations go the waste. As in the title of this essay, a literary reference for only the most sophisticated reader to decipher. While I though … Continue reading

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At The Financal Times: On the Guilt of Cedric Belfrage, a comment by Political Reporter

Tundan Sabah’s wonderfully pungent comment echoes some, but not all of my thoughts, regarding these ‘revelations’. His deliciously contemptuous polemic helped me to clarify my own thoughts, the measure of writing at it’s best.   The raw data collected by … Continue reading

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