Monthly Archives: September 2015

Prashad, Stephens and Roberts on The Present Political Conundrum, a comment by Political Observer

Yesterday, September 29,2015 I watched Vijay Prashad on Democracy Now: http://www.democracynow.org/2015/9/29/obama_putin_spar_at_un_will I then read Mr. Stephens essay: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2a6aa668-5d1d-11e5-9846-de406ccb37f2.html#axzz3n8SVQctf On the very questions elucidated by Mr. Prashad, Mr. Stephens not only agrees but the commonalities are quite striking. Except for the … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times : Emma Jacobs on Anne-Marie Slaughter, a comment by Political Reporter

For some revelatory background on Ms. Slaughter as Foreign Policy expert and Public Intellectual start here with Steve Breyman’s essay on Ms. Slaughter: https://www.nytexaminer.com/2014/05/the-aptly-named-anne-marie-slaughter/ After her catastrophic Foreign Policy interventions, she now turns her attention to the conundrums of being … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Robert Service on Putin, a comment by Political Reporter

When all else fails a bit of Anti-Putin propaganda is always welcome at The Financial Times! But the choice of Mr. Service to deliver this inflammatory polemic is neither surprising nor out of place, as The Financial Times is, to … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Mr. Wolf on Jeremy Corbyn, a comment by Political Reporter

The ‘sea change’ is upon us, Mr. Corbyn and his reckless Left comrades, yet even the political rationalist, the elder statesmen of the FT, Mr. Wolf, speaks in the same hysterical rhetoric that dominates the political conversation, although strategically muted. … Continue reading

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At The Economist: Episode CLVII of Jeremy Corbyn Political Apostate, a comment by Political Reporter

From the image that precedes this essay, a crudely reproduced, by Alamy/Getty Images, of an old Soviet Social Realist painting of Lenin, adapted with the head of Mr. Corbyn and the Union Jack: the re-purposing old Soviet propaganda to the … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Lord Patten reviews Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist, by Niall Ferguson, a comment by Political Reporter

If you had any doubt as to the direction of Lord Patten’s review of Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist, by Niall Ferguson might take, this sentence assuages any doubt the reader might have entertained: What these passages admittedly do is to … Continue reading

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At The American Interest: NMG takes the political measure of Jeremy Corbyn, some considerations by Political Reporter

Surely one shouldn’t be surprised at the screeching anti-leftism of the Neo-Cons. Considering that Irving Kristol and his fellow travelers started out as leftists. For confirmation of this assertion see Murray Friedman’s ‘The Neoconservative Revolution, Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping … Continue reading

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