Monthly Archives: May 2016

The ‘failing elites’ are responsible for Trump, a comment by Political Cynic

I’m beginning to catch up after my brief absence of thirteen days, by reading The Financial Times with Martin Wolf’s essay from May 17, 2016 titled ‘Failing elites are to blame for unleashing Donald Trump’. Mr. Wolf demonstrates his bad … Continue reading

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The dismal record on Charter Schools! http://charterschoolscandals.blogspot.com/ Another Ohio Charter School Scandal–Becoming Routine  http://www.salon.com/2015/10/11/the_ugly_charter_school_scandal_arne_duncan_is_leaving_behind_partner/ http://www.salon.com/2015/01/01/exposing_the_charter_school_lie_michelle_rhee_louis_c_k_and_the_year_phony_education_reform_revealed_its_true_colors/ http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/05/13/ohio-accosted-on-charter-school-scandal-records.htm On the utter bankruptcy of Neo-Libralism i.e. the collapsed fiction of The Free Market: Undoing the Demos, Neo-Liberalism’s Stealth Revolution by Wendy Brown: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/undoing-demosContinue reading

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Les Gelb on Vietnam, a comment by Political Reporter

Ironic: Vietnam decision-making system worked ‘Les Gelb, a former Brookings fellow and co-author of the 1979 Brookings Institution Press book The Irony of Vietnam: The System Worked—which is being re-released this month as a Brookings Classic—discusses the influence the Vietnam … Continue reading

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On the emerging New Democratic Party Line: a comment by Political Reporter

The emerging Party Line for the New Democrats is that ‘we’ must unite behind the Neo-Conservative, in all but name, Hillary Clinton. To fight the Fascist menace of Trump. But before the celebration of unity begins: Clinton’s Hawk-in-Waiting If Hillary … Continue reading

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Timothy Garton Ash: Isaiah Berlin apologist, a comment by Political Cynic

One has to wonder out loud as to where Mr. Garton Ash has been. David Caute’s book ‘Isaac and Isaiah: The Covert Punishment of a Cold War Heretic’ was published in July of 2015. Which is a searching historical case … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: John Paul Rathbone on the demise of Brazilian leftism, a comment By Political Cynic

Should a regular reader of the Financial Times be at all surprised by the the title of John Paul Rathbone’s essay ‘Demise of Brazilian leftism will reverberate across the Americas’ or the sub-headline: ‘Latin Americans no longer tolerate corruption as … Continue reading

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Janan Ganesh defends inequality, a comment by American Writer

You have to find something quite arresting about Mr. Ganesh’s latest essay. It sounds like some old club-man complaining, or better yet grousing, to his fellows in the wainscoted interior of an exclusive club in some bad old Hollywood movie. … Continue reading

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