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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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At The Financial Times: the political apotheosis of Macron! A comment by Old Socialist

Any political cliche not articulated in this essay is just an oversight, to the apotheosis of Macron! Made apparent in the glut of ‘news stories’ vying for the attention of readers of this newspaper. This inane headline a glaring example, … Continue reading

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Chris Bickerton’s essential essay on Macron and French politics! A comment by StephenKMackSD

I, like a great many, will read the comments on the French election results at The Economist, The Financial Times, The New York Times, the American political gossip sheet Politico, and for a change of pace, the journalistic sink hole … Continue reading

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On Theresa May’s ‘more malleable faith’, Political Observer comments

May,Thatcher and Erasmus : all three the children of Protestant clergy. Should the reader make a connection between the Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, as in Max Weber’s book? And the professed Neo-Liberalism of the writer, Mrs. Thatcher, … Continue reading

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Sudhir Hazareesingh on the decline of the French ‘Republican Monarchy’, Committed Observer replies

I found Sudhir Hazareesingh’s essay insightful, informative and learned, while not as valuable as his Spiked interview: http://www.spiked-online.com/spiked-review/article/the-french-mind/19507#.WPoToWe1vIW Mr. Hazareesingh’s repeating of the notion that Macron is, somehow, ‘Progressive’ puts my estimate of his expertise on the French political/historical/philosophical panorama  … Continue reading

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My reply to @L

@L The particulars on StephenKMackSD: 71 year old queer white male, born and came of age in Southern California, attended Public Schools, Compton College and Long Beach State College in the 70’s. I have, since I dropped out of High … Continue reading

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