Monthly Archives: April 2017

At The Financial Times: Public Relations Maven Daniel Davies opines on Obama’s $400,000 speech. Political Reporter comments

“The people are the sea that the revolutionary swims in”: attributed to Mao Zedong. What can this quote have to do with Daniel Davies cynical and self-congratulatory essay, on Obama’s reported speech that cost $400,000.Who is/was worth such a sum, except Bill … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Adam Tooze ‘reviews’ Perry Anderson’s The H Word. A comment by Political Observer

Prof. Tooze engages in an interpolation of the Anderson arguments, so the reader of his ‘review’ of ‘The H Word’ is somehow supposed to accept that the ‘Liberal Order’ is an historical actuality, rather than a usable intellectual construct, in … Continue reading

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Andy Divine discovers the political magic of Emmanuel Macron. American Writer comments.

Of the usual Sullivan Political Free Association, I choose the section in which he opines on the French election , with some asides. Read first Mr. Sullivan’s May 1, 2016 essay here : http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/04/america-tyranny-donald-trump.html This essay partakes of the usual … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Janan Ganesh defends ‘The Cult of Personality’. Almost Marx comments

Among the collection of cliches that Mr. Ganesh repeats, and or reworks, for the occasion of his essay, published on April 24, 2017: these first two stand out as demonstrative of  a purposive misdescription, and historically tinted mendacity. Mr Macron stands … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Le Pen ‘ambushes’ Macron. A comment by Political Reporter

The Whirlpool Visit will become, for both candidates and observers of that process, emblematic of the French Campaign : Macron, a Free Market apologist/Rothschild Banker/Elite Educated technocrat, first meets with the Union, and then promises,when the political heat is at … Continue reading

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The Financial Times reporter John Gapper pronounces Macron the winner of the June French election. Committed Observer wonders!

The reader of Mr. Gapper’s latest essay can’t help but smile, or even chuckle, at his British Exceptionalism, and its focus on The City as the wellspring of the myth of British Prosperity, but only for very select population of … Continue reading

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Current Reading: April 25, 2017

http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/H/bo3637657.html https://books.google.com/books/about/Jean_Monnet.html?id=cAWLQgAACAAJ StephenKMackSD

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