Monthly Archives: January 2016

Janan Ganesh on UKIP, via Jeremy Corbyn: a comment by American Writer

An attack on UKIP via Jeremy Corbyn? It looks like the star of the show is Mr. Ganesh’s unalloyed animus toward Corbyn, rather than the brief walk ons by UKIP. Those pointed  insults to Mr. Corbyn now enjoy the status of … Continue reading

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Anne Applebaum on the European Welfare State & The Populist Right

Just a cursory search of the internet gives this result: http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/critcom/the-right-and-the-welfare-state/ Titled ‘The Right and the Welfare State’ It examines the mainstream political parties on the European Right and their Welfare policies. The notion of the institutions/practices of the Welfare … Continue reading

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Martin Wolf’s Panic, a comment by Political Observer

This is Mr. Wolf in full panic mode! Too little too late? The ‘Elites’ that Wolf keeps referring to as some kind of political objects/persons worthy of veneration, were the hucksters who inaugurated the Neo-Liberal blight, that collapsed in the … Continue reading

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The Political Why of Bloomberg, The Financial Times & Courtney Weaver provide a non-answer

Courtney Weaver’s essay never strays far from the confines of bourgeois political respectability, with her choice of ‘experts’, whose pallid political observations provide a counter point to her own pedestrian historical observations/speculations. The elephant in the room: The Republican Party … Continue reading

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At The Economist: punitive gods are our salvation, a comment by Philosophical Apprentice

Dominic Johnson in his book, ‘God Is Watching You: How the Fear of God Makes Us Human’ simply rehabilitates a not so soft determinism,that keeps appearing in the intellectual life of the world in ever new guises, but remains in … Continue reading

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The American Political Melodrama: Luce on Bloomberg, a comment by Political Observer

As usual Mr. Luce is a nervous nelly, this time about our friend Mayor Bloomberg entering the presidential race! Who can forget hiz honor’s leadership in so many areas: well, you know, he managed to get Judge Shira A. Scheindlin … Continue reading

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Janan Ganesh defends political apathy, a comment by Political Observer

Mr. Ganesh, in his first two paragraphs, faintly echos, suggests, that old Rogers and Hart standard The Lady is a Tramp: I get too hungry, for dinner at eight I like the theater, but never come late I never bother, … Continue reading

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