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Fool Britannia | by Hari Kunzru | The New York Review of Books
“The English, whose opinions have been formed by the shallow charmers and their enablers, seem fundamentally unable to conceive of a relationship with Europe that is not one of either subjection or domination.”
Fintan_O'Toole  Brexit  NYRB  2019  book_reviews 
february 2019 by Preoccupations
Two Roads for the New French Right | by Mark Lilla | The New York Review of Books
“This is very interesting on the new Catholic social conservatism in France - a kind of Blue Labour with added Gramsci https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/12/20/two-roads-for-the-new-french-right/“ https://twitter.com/davies_will/status/1072019387576696834; “When I had a piece in the LRB on Tory Brexiteers earlier in the year, someone got in touch after pointing out one thing I’d missed: that the leading figures (Charles Moore, IDS, Rees-Mogg, Liam Fox, Bill Cash) were all Catholics...” https://twitter.com/davies_will/status/1072020080941256704
politics  conservatism  Catholicism  France  NYRB  2018 
december 2018 by Preoccupations
The Suffocation of Democracy | Christopher R. Browning
Whatever secret reservations Mitch McConnell and other traditional Republican leaders have about Trump’s character, governing style, and possible criminality, they openly rejoice in the payoff they have received from their alliance with him and his base: huge tax cuts for the wealthy, financial and environmental deregulation, the nominations of two conservative Supreme Court justices (so far) and a host of other conservative judicial appointments, and a significant reduction in government-sponsored health care (though not yet the total abolition of Obamacare they hope for). Like Hitler’s conservative allies, McConnell and the Republicans have prided themselves on the early returns on their investment in Trump.
25th  october  2018  nyrb  christopher  browning  politics  usa  history  germany 
october 2018 by pnjman

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