Monthly Archives: May 2017

At The Financial Times: Edward Luce’s funeral oration for Zbigniew Brzezinski. Some thoughts by Political Observer

Of the three ‘policy technocrats’ that Mr. Luce mentions in his essay on Zbigniew Brzezinski: Henry Kissinger, Brent Scowcroft and George Shultz, only Mr. Shultz had any real combat experience, as Mr. Scowcroft was a career military bureaucrat. Mr. Brzezinski’s … Continue reading

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More Brexit Melodrama from Janan Ganesh. Political Reporter comments

When he ran to be US president in 1968, Robert Kennedy questioned whether gross national product could measure American greatness while it counted napalm, cigarette advertisements, environmental ruin, “special locks for our doors and the jails for people who break … Continue reading

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Neo-Conservative Ghoul Bret Stephens understands terrorist carnage like you never will! The argument: the visceral informs the intellectual. A comment by Karl Kraus’ Ghost

To witness a suicide bombing up close is to understand, at its etymological root, the meaning of the word “carnage.” A bomb packed with nails, ball bearings and metal scraps — the sort that Salman Abedi detonated in Manchester on … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Episode CXXIII of Gideon Rachman’s Political Hysterics. A comment by Political Reporter

The Western Political Melodrama is brought into focus by the Peronist Trump! Merkel simply brings to the fore the fact that Europe must defend itself, but against whom. The Myth of Russian Revanchism is growing old but the NATO,EU murderous … Continue reading

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Renaud Thillaye‏ @RThillaye

Two things in this world will remain political/economic constants: Think Tank Apologists for an utterly failed Neo-Liberalism, even in its etiolated version advocated by Macron. And the ‘nihilistic chatter’ of twitter bottom feeders like myself , with some help from … Continue reading

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@RThillaye : Macron & Obama, the leaders of an Enlightened Neo-Liberalism? Political Observer ponders the question of Neo-Liberalism Lite à la française

What the political present demands is more apologetic chatter from a Think Tank employee, who identifies as ‘Progressive’ while actually being a Neo-Liberal, in its more diluted form. For the full story on the Policy Network and its commitment to … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Nicolas Colin on ‘fixing the Welfare State’. Almost Marx comments

A co-founder of an investment firm, Nicolas Colin, shall lead us out out of the darkness of the Welfare State, and into The Radiant Future of the Entrepreneurial State? Aided by a partial quote from from Robert Shiller: This was envisioned in … Continue reading

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