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About stephenkmacksd

Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer.

martin.sandbu@ft.com, Mr. Sandbu postulates the ‘Macron Imperative’. A comment by Old Socialist

Headline: Emmanuel Macron’s hopes of a grand euro bargain are misplaced Sub-headline: French president risks undermining his programme for economic reform at home That ‘economic reform’ of France was even  the subject of Mr. Bret Stephens’ May 5, 2017 essay, … Continue reading

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While Rome Burns episode CCIX: Is ‘Game of Thrones’ on thin ice? Atlantic ‘staffers’ answer this burning question. American Writer comments

The reader can always count on The Atlantic to provide what? The hand wringing chatter of Neo-Con David Frum, as he passes himself off as ‘Wise Republican Elder’? That position is  already occupied by porcine Newt Gingrich, from his perch … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Jerry Lewis & American life by Old Socialist

When I was growing up, in Lynwood, California, Watts on one side, Compton and  Long Beach just south, and to the east Downey. My younger brother Philip and I would mow the lawn, take out the trash, and sweep up … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com feuilletonist, a comment by American Writer

The regular reader of feuilletonist Janan Ganesh is offered more book chat, as bookend to his essay of August 14,2017 ? Headline: What the summer book choices of the elites reveal about politics Sub-headline:  Three titles dominate and, if you … Continue reading

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My reply to @AB

@AB thank you for your comment. ‘Just because you religiously reference old FT articles like you’re writing a Family Guy episode doesn’t make you sophisticated.’ Yes, I do reference old FT articles. Religiously, no! The reason is obvious, I am … Continue reading

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@BretStephensNYT makes the astounding claim that Barack Obama is responsible for Charlottesville! Almost Marx comments

Mr. Stephens can’t resist the continuing temptation of baiting the readership of the New York Times. To that reader, Obama plays the role of ‘Liberal’, rather than what he is politically, a Neo-Liberal i.e. a New Democrat. In sum, Obama … Continue reading

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The Tale of Two Show Trials: Occupy defendants Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, & Alex Chow vs Occupy Wall Street Protester Cecily McMillan. A comment by Almost Marx

Compare Judge Wally Yeung’ comments on the Wong, Law and Chow case : Judge Wally Yeung said the case was the “best example” of an “unhealthy trend” in which some youngsters had “casually destroyed public order” in the name of … Continue reading

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