Monthly Archives: July 2016

Fake French Philosopher, B.H.L. on the menace of The Donald, a comment by Almost Marx

Bernard-Henri Lévy is one of the most ardent intellectual self-promoters of this and even last Century. I still have a paperback copy of ‘Barbarism with a Human Face’ the pages are a dark brown and brittle. Mr. Lévy is part … Continue reading

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Bloomberg & Trump: on authoritarian styles, a comment by Almost Marx (Updated)

1) Mr. Bloomberg is a self-promoter par excellence, with a gift for self-congratulation. But upon the most cursory examination of his record as Mayor of New York City we are confronted with Stop and Frisk, as monument to that 12 … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Janan Ganesh on Jeremy Corbyn as Apostate Episode CI, a comment by Chrysostom & Almost Marx

Mr. Ganesh is the master of the feuilleton form, heavily inflected with his moral/political rage at Mr. Corbyn as Apostate. He makes a minor form of the past sing with invective. The quality of his bile, allied to a well … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Edward Luce on Mrs. Clinton, or Political Myopia: a comment by Almost Marx

Is the Luce political myopia ever a surprise? There is so much here, but read this paragraph for confirmation of his myopia that rivals Mr. Magoo’s! What should most concern the anti-Trump forces? Mrs Clinton’s biggest hurdle is the depth … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Mr. Jon Cruddas on the danger of Jeremy Corbyn, Spartacist, a comment by Political Observer

Headline: The mortal threat to Labour Sub-headline: The party’s future is uncertain as it loses touch with the working class, writes Jon Cruddas The framing of the headline and the sub-headline are familiar, yet Jon Cruddas shows himself to be … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Martin Wolf on the Failure of The Elites x 3, a comment by Almost Marx

Let us look at Mr. Wolf on the Elites: January 14,2014 Headline: Failing elites threaten our future Sub-headline : Leaders richly rewarded for mediocrity cannot be relied upon when things go wrong Mr. Wolf describes the three visible failures of … Continue reading

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On the idea of ‘Fast Radicalization’, a comment by Almost Marx

The newest propaganda unleashed by National Security State political actors and their journalist allies, in the West, is the notion of ‘Fast Radicalization’ of perpetrators of mass murder, who fit into the loosest of all categories of criminals ‘The Lone … Continue reading

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