Conrad Black goes one more round against the crazy far right history of Diana West. I’m cheering for Black. Because it means, for the first time in a long while, that there can be enemies to the right in the Republican universe.
A little update on the latest example of right-wing loopiness – a book by one Diana West asserting that FDR was a Stalinist and Washington under “communist occupation” during the Second World War and after. For a primer on the contretemps, here’s my original post. I was dismayed by how isolated the push-back against the … Continue reading Peering Into The Rotting Entrails Of The Intellectual Right, Ctd
Is there a point at which a “movement” actually hits bottom? You know: like an addict? My only true experience with this was observing the British left in the 1970s and 1980s, reacting to the tectonic shift toward less state control in Britain and America. Instead of examining their own biases, challenging their own assumptions … Continue reading Peering Into The Rotting Entrails Of The Intellectual Right
For our on-going social media coverage of the murderous day in Egypt as it unfolded, the key posts are from here (2.29 am), here (9.27 am), here (12.09 pm), and here (8.58 pm). Read them in that order for the full story. My call for the US to cut off aid is here. I weighed the … Continue reading The Best Of The Dish Today
James Gibney tires of the endless investigations: So far, Republicans have yet to unearth a grand political conspiracy or cover-up by the Obama administration involving Benghazi. This week, they’ll interrogate Central Intelligence Agency security officers who were on site. That will shine more light on some decisions that, absent the fog of war, might have been made … Continue reading The GOP’s Benghazi Obsession
Five recommendations: Snoopy meets Morrissey; another round in the debate on testosterone, culture and rape; how Chris Christie could win the Republican nomination; evidence that the Republican party is getting even more radical in the wake of their electoral defeat; and a pragmatic, conservative defense of Obama’s pragmatic economic policies. The most popular posts were … Continue reading The Best Of The Dish Today