Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Political World according to Edward Luce, chapter LIII : James Comey ‘panicked’, ‘over-reached’ & ‘hustled’. A comment by American Writer

This is an astounding paragraph coming from Mr. Luce, who plays a staid political conformist, in the pages of The Financial Times, and recites with a certain rhetorical flair, the cliches of the current iteration of the political orthodoxy, as … Continue reading

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The American Political Melodrama, episode CCCIX: New Democrats vs Comey. Publius comments

After Mr. Schama’s praise of Mrs. Clinton in the pages of the Financial Times : …will managerial omnicompetence be enough to see her and the US through what is shaping up to be the ugliest crisis of political legitimacy to afflict the republic … Continue reading

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Philip Stephens’ Four rules for a ‘realistic reset’ with Putin, Political Observer comments

Any cliche about Putin The Terrible not written here can be attributed to the exigencies of moving forward in Mr. Stephens’ attempt to promulgate a ‘New Pragmatism’, in regards to Putin. Look at it as a means to an end, … Continue reading

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David Gardner on the moral test for the west. Political Observer comments

Headline: The assault on Aleppo is a moral test for the west Sub-headline: Will anyone stop Russia turning the city into another Grozny, asks David Gardner A perfectly executed piece of propaganda, with the central character being Putin The Terrible. … Continue reading

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Edward Luce & Political Manichaeism, Philosophical Apprentice comments

Headline:The war for America’s conservative soul Sub-headline: The leadership crisis afflicting the Republicans is a broader problem across the west The reader is inclined to muse, or even be mildly amused, over the political theology of the ‘conservative soul’ in … Continue reading

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Janan Ganesh confronts a nascent Global Domestic Politics, a comment by Political Reporter

All the hallmarks of the the Ganesh World View are present in his latest essay, yet his reactionary politics, of a radical nostalgia for his re-imagined  glories of a British Past, are obscured by another of his mainstays, his free … Continue reading

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At The New York Times: Political Cynic reads ©BrooksMerde: ‘How to Repair Moral Capital’

At first the reader is not informed what ‘Moral Capital’ is, the what of its meaning is and remains suggestive, but just out of comprehension’s reach. Mr. Brooks assumes, that the reader knows by some process, what this phantom idea … Continue reading

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