Tag Archives: End of the Tea Party

Toward a More Dangerous Populism

America is populism. That’s how we started, telling the British to stuff it, with a declaration that we needed no king. “We the people” could rule ourselves, working out among ourselves the way we lived – we’d make the rules, … Continue reading

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Peak Tea Party

Rick Santelli, that strange and distasteful little man who reports on the bond and currency markets from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade on CNBC – America’s financial news channel, in spite of Rupert Murdock coming up with one … Continue reading

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Confused Alarms

Matthew Arnold wasn’t a fun guy – although when he was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford in 1857, he was the first to deliver his lectures in English rather than Latin, which should count for something. It no doubt made note-taking … Continue reading

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Turn Out the Lights

Long ago, in a world few remember, there was this fellow, Don Meredith – the former quarterback who was the loose and happy guy to Howard Cosell’s acerbic critic of everything on Monday Night Football. There’s no need to recall how very strange … Continue reading

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No More Tea

The son of a good friend is now in the first month of his post-grad work at a minor university somewhere northwest of London, and presumably getting used to bangers and mash and kippers for breakfast, and a lot of … Continue reading

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