Monthly Archives: February 2016

Jeff Deist on the politics of the moment: Socialist Left, alt-Right, and the Myth of Democratic Consensus: a comment by American Writer

Mr. Deist’s political monologue was interesting even compelling listening. Yet when it came to examination/explanation of the Left as being friendly to The World Bank and the IMF, it was a description more in keeping with Neo-Liberals like Clinton and … Continue reading

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Which political hysteric at The Financial Times will be the first to attack Corbyn as an appeaser?

Thousands march against trident nuclear system renewal February 27, 2016 Press Association ‘The Ministry of Defence has estimated acquiring four new submarines to carry the Trident deterrent will cost £31bn over the course of the 20-year procurement programme, with a … Continue reading

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The Economist on the mortal danger of Trump: a comment by Almost Marx

This essay expresses a mixture of hectoring and hand wringing over Trump! An impotent cri de cœur ? Too little too late? To paraphrase Goya, the sleep of reason  brings forth monsters. The Republicans have been engaging in, and or, flirting … Continue reading

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Bagehot interviews Ian Bremmer, a comment by Political Dissident

Mr. Bremmer sells a product, if nothing else The Economist idolizes the entrepreneur: ‘Eurasia Group provides analysis and expertise about how political developments and national security dynamics move markets and shape investment environments across the globe.’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Bremmer One could say … Continue reading

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Two Comments on Simon Schama’s essay ‘The left’s problem with Jews has a long and miserable history’

I am going to re-post a comment that I tweeted to Mr. Schama on February 21, 2016 via TwitLonger: Link to Schama’s Financial Times essay: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d6a75c3c-d6f3-11e5-829b-8564e7528e54.html#axzz40l84ZKpE @simon_schama Just the latest on the pressing question of ‘Jewish Money’: A link available … Continue reading

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At The Economist: a Scalia obituary, a comment by Political Reporter

There is no doubt that the author of this obituary is schooled in the Scalia patois, in fact she/he is adept at sounding the notes of witless bulling insult that is the hallmark of that Scalia style! But was Scalia … Continue reading

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Janan Ganesh on Tories and SNP shadowbox, a comment by American Writer

A political observer could call Mr. Ganesh a Tory Hazlitt,  who has accepted the notion of political compromise, as a coming to terms with the responsibilities of governance, as practiced in Western Democracies. Sometimes we must govern as part of … Continue reading

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