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Obama And Brown’s Gentry Liberalism

by | 10th, June 2009

darling-to-repay-service-chargesGentry Liberalism

Here is a highly thought-provoking article in Forbes magazine about the phenomenon it refers to as “gentry liberalism” – a term designed to capture the mindset of the sort of person who has voted for New Labour in the UK and Mr Obama’s Democrats in the US. It is, of course, such a shame that the word liberalism has been bent out of shape to mean something rather different, but the underlying logic of the article is hard to contest.

Of course, Mr Obama has a while yet in power, but if I were one of his campaign managers, I’d look at the massacre of left-of-centre parties in Europe with a certain amount of forboding. He’s not invincible, not at all – Samizdata

Yvette Cooper Und Eva Braun

Brown’s bunker debacle reads well in German, this was sent in by a co-conspirator from yesterday’s Der Spiegel. The many “Downfall” videos circulating emphasise the strength of the bunker metaphor (latest euro “Downfall” here). Mandelson is obviously the Goebbels character, a propagandist true believer until the bitter end, Yvette is Eva Braun, the only woman in the bunker the misogynist-in-chief doesn’t detest. Damian McBride would obviously be his dog “Blondi”Order Order

There is now only one person who can save the Labour party. And he is Gordon Brown. Only he stands between the party he loves and its utter ­collapse. That’s the No 10 view, and I have only one, tiny, disagreement with it: to save Labour the prime minister should go, not stay – Jackie Ashley

Someone said to me recently that PFI debt is now pretty small potatoes compared to the gzillions of debt being run up everywhere else. But of course, as always, a hundred billion here, a hundred billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real sponduliks. Either that, or national bankruptcy – Burning Our Money
Hello to all the little Hitlers out there – Bloggerheads



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