23rd May: more on the USA and New Right.

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Why Obama Can’t.  Obama as Just Another Ineffective US President.  Written in 2011, near the end of his first term.

White Knights in Blue-Collar Armour.  How World War Two and the Cold War moved the USA far to the left of what it had been.

The War of Two Racisms.  How both sides were racist in the US Civil War.  The difference was whethet it was acceptable to hold as slaves an inferior race.  After the Northern victory, Lincoln devoted a lot of effort to finding somewhere outside the USA where the newly freed slaves could be settled.

The Good Bomber Clinton.  Why Bill Clinton wasn’t very different from George Bush Junior.

Cold Warriors In Space.  The Space Shuttle, the ‘Right Stuff’ and Chuck Yeager.  Why the concept of ‘Right Stuff’ is nonsense.

Mark Twain, American Nihilist.  Some of the negative and despairing ideas behind the visible humour.

Mean & Average.  Why New-Right economic policies have been sub-standard.   Including details of growing inequality.

Hayek and the Liberalettes.  How his beliefs are rationalism disconnected from common sense.

How Hitler Might Have Had a Victorious Peace.  An exerpt from ‘White Knights in Blue-Collar Armour’, imagining how Hitler might have made peace with Britain after the Fall of France.

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