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Fafa Fafa
Fafa Fafa
6 months ago

Sometime in the early 1990s the KKK decided to come to NYC and march down 125th Street, which (to the out-of-towners here) is the principal avenue of Harlem. Giuliani denied permit initially, it was the Amsterdam News, the major black newspaper in the city, that argued for allowing it to happen, in that name of freedom of speech. A few dozen KKKs came, marched, left, were dealt with with the requisite contempt, no one ever heard of them again. It was a splendid moment in the life of American democracy.

Steve Murray
Steve Murray
6 months ago

So, after a long while opining on many things we already knew or suspected, Gray arrives at a useful conclusion: just live as long as you can according to your own conclusions, without trying to second-guess the outcome.

I can live with that, and as he has the decency to admit, he’s got a few things wrong. Par for the course for most of us, then.

Last edited 6 months ago by Steve Murray
Saul D
Saul D
6 months ago

Interesting discussion. Pity it popped out on Sunday, then disappeared from the Monday edition so few people will have seen it.

Waffles
Waffles
6 months ago

Ever fewer people have faith in democracy and state institutions.

Sooner or later (sooner in America, slightly later in the UK), the music will stop.

Let’s hope the right party is in power when that happens.

Samir Iker
Samir Iker
5 months ago
Reply to  Waffles

Very unlikely to be the right party in power.
“Ever fewer people have faith in democracy and state institutions”
That’s the problem with the fascination with what happened in Germany after 1933, we have forgotten about what came before.
We aren’t in a recreation of the Reich – yet, despite what lots of squeaking college grads claims. We are in a recreation of the Weimar republic.

Tyler Durden
Tyler Durden
6 months ago

It seems an odd question because of the presumption that a global market economy requires a degree of liberal (democratic) consensus.
At the same time, the turn of younger Western generations to extreme left-wing politics suggests that the dead hand of the Chinese Communist Party everywhere, funding currents within cultural institutions that are sowing division anywhere.
Perhaps liberalism is being torn apart from within. But the Left will employ any number of weapons to defeat Christian conservatism as irrespective of China’s great interest, never have they had a greater opportunity to achieve cultural hegemony within a global economy possibly at the gates of tumultuous chain as the US conflict with Russia gives way to the new hegemon in 15-20 years.

David Hirst
David Hirst
6 months ago

Tiny thing – ‘superfluity’, not ‘superfluidity’.

Anna Bramwell
Anna Bramwell
3 months ago

he is sogood, so cogent, so intelligent.