Monthly Archives: March 2016

David Brooks, Political Nihilist: a comment by Political Observer

‘This is a wonderful moment to be a conservative. For decades now the Republican Party has been groaning under the Reagan orthodoxy, which was right for the 1980s but has become increasingly obsolete. The Reagan worldview was based on the … Continue reading

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Janan Ganesh on Winners, a comment by Philosophical Apprentice

Silver Fork Pundit and full time Dandy Mr. Ganesh proves beyond doubt that he to is one of the fellas! The playing fields of Britain are the proving grounds for the modern citizen, that these citizens are exclusively male is … Continue reading

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Republican Nihilists self-destruct, a comment by Political Reporter

Patrick Buchanan offers some insights on the Rule-or-Ruin Republicans here: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/the-rule-or-ruin-republicans/ The Republicans are committing a protracted political suicide, and the nihilists, who purged the remaining Conservative rationalists from the Party, are stage managing this spectacle. The dithering of the … Continue reading

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Chris Giles on the slurs on the integrity of the economists who have little axe to grind

‘None of the Leave campaigns come close. Instead, they cast slurs on the integrity of the economists who have little axe to grind; they pretend that a model result showing Brexit having economic costs is good for their argument because … Continue reading

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New class warfare in America?

  Mr Williamson has given voice to what Wm. F. Buckley actually thought, of all those who weren’t him! But  Mr Williamson sounds more like a latter day Nietzsche opining about the lower orders of humanity. National Review snobbery seems … Continue reading

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Larison, Douthat, Ryan & Trump: episode MCCC of The American Political Melodrama

I read Douthat’s essay and was underwhelmed, his political focus is so utterly narrow, and he lacks curiosity, a trait  which might just be essential when you are a pundit, or at the least claim that status. The whole of … Continue reading

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Janan Ganesh on the Ian Duncan Smith resignation, a comment by Political Observer

Is there noting like Mr. Ganesh in high dudgeon? It is an exhilarating rhetorical experience dotted with pop culture references, though light years from Disraeli’s Vivian Grey: an instance of post adolescent poking fun? Mr. Ganesh means to be wounding, … Continue reading

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