Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Argentine Political Melodrama, episode LVII: Macri/Dujovne Righteous Reformers vs Fiery Populist Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Old Socialist comments

A collection of ‘News Articles’ from The Financial Times : Headline: Cristina Fernández to lead new alliance in Argentina elections Sub-headline: Fiery populist’s comeback threatens to split opposition vote in legislative mid-terms https://www.ft.com/content/3024e494-58ff-11e7-b553-e2df1b0c3220   Headline: Fernández eyes influential role in … Continue reading

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Jonathan Bronitsky ‘reviews’ Bernard-Henri Lévy’s ‘The Genius of Judaism’, Committed Observer comments

Jonathan Bronitsky begins his review of Bernard-Henri Lévy’s ‘The Genius of Judaism’ with generous assessment of his public career to date: This was almost inevitably the destiny of a person who is brilliant, who inherited a massive fortune, who has … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: the return of ‘fiery populist’ Cristina Fernández de Kirchner causes a masculinist/political panic! Committed Observer has her say

Headline: Cristina Fernández to lead new alliance in Argentina elections Sub-headline: Fiery populist’s comeback threatens to split opposition vote in legislative mid-terms The sub-headline almost says it all! The panic of the chicken-littles at the Financial Times in the face … Continue reading

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@SudhirHazareesingh : Old Socialist has some questions & comments

‘ Even if it did not reach the landslide proportions anticipated, Macron’s latest electoral achievement is stunning.’  At 57% Abstentions! call this bourgeois political chatter worthy of The New York Times! With Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Mélenchon in that legislative … Continue reading

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Sue Halpern on ‘The Nihilism of Julian Assange’: a comment by StephenKMackSD

Sue Halpern offers some very important insights and compelling observations on the character of Julian Assange in her review of  ‘Risk’ , a documentary film directed by Laura Poitras. Yet Ms. Halpern expresses an absolute certainty that Russian hackers ‘interfered’ … Continue reading

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@GIEconomist @StephenKMackSD

Thank you for your comment. Three decades of being an Economist is quite impressive: The heavy responsibilities of interpreting the Sacred Texts of that ‘Science’ from Smith onward-is this the point where I should pay obeisance to your Authority? Yet the … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Edward Luce almost embraces The New Democrats: Sanders & Corbyn play ‘the crazy old uncles in the attic’. Old Socialist reviews this disjointed political melodrama

Jon Ossoff is not a ‘Centrist Democrat’ but a Corporatist Democrat. Paul Jay and Nina Turner offer a more cogent, not to speak of a realistic, appraisal of the Ossoff defeat: This district has a median income of $83 K … Continue reading

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