Monday, August 17, 2020

Three in a row. A mix of the perfect and the absurd. Everything that's wrong about Jilani, libertarianism, aging libertines and political "science".

The false equivalence of oppositions, ignoring structural distinctions, distinctions between representatives of political parties and the populace, and time.

repeat. Rick Perlstein: "I Thought I Understood the American Right. Trump Proved Me Wrong."

It's easier this way:


repeats ad infinitum:

repeats. The distinction between collaborative reason in the academy, and adversarial reason in the world at large.

Politics is more than politicians negotiating with their peers; it's politicians undermining their peers' support. That's why it's called "politics".

"Harris", above, is Ben Harris, Biden economic advisor. The link to Vox: "This is the future Joe Biden wants"
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I can't remember the first time I said that partisan politics as party over policy meant that the rightward drift of the Democrats pushed the Republicans further to the right.

via Osita Nwanevu who adds: "The nominee for Commerce Secretary Judd Gregg - who'd been criticized in part because he'd once voted to abolish the Department of Commerce - ended up withdrawing."

Attacks this week on Sanders, who blocked Obama appointments to the PO Board of Governors. Others point out that Obama's choices were in favor of privatization.

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