GET THE BAD (OR EMBARASSING) NEWS OUT ON FRIDAY.....is the workingrule in the White house. So says the former president's right handman who, here,runs through the dismal Friday releases from earlier weeks andleading to the still unfathomable announcement concerning thecoming New York City trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and hisfriends.
KUDLOW IS OFTEN A BIT HYPER-VENTILATED......but inthis column about Obamanomics he seems to us to be right ontarget---and the target seems to get bigger and bigger week byweek! Or should that be day by day?
HAD ENOUGH OF MICHAEL MOORE? So has Michael Shermer who turns hislie-detector machine on for a close perusal of the latest workby the "Leni Riefenstahl of America" and finds that Moore'sdefamation of Capitalism is not only wrong (as expected) but lacksall the defamatory skill that distinguished his earlier cinematicexcursions.
THE GREATEST JAZZ MUSICIAN.....was, by virtually anyone'sreckoning, Louis Armstrong and hereis what Terry Teachout, his latest biographer, has to say aboutthe art and personhood of Satchmo. Teachout, as it happens, will beour guest on Extension 720 quite soon---namely, Monday, December14th.
A HARD AND EXPERT LOOK AT MILITARY REALITY IN AFGHANISTAN......isprovided in thiscompelling article by Max Boot of the Council on ForeignRelations. Boot, in our estimation is the American equivalent ofJohn Keegan and has appeared often on our program. Here's one ofhis recent programs.
THE INNER LIFE OF T. S. ELIOT.....was just as tortured (or more so)as his poetry would lead you to expect and his newly publishedletters do confirm. Thisinteresting review has just appeared in the U.K. Telegraph.
TRULY FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE.......is thisfine concert from the Argerich festival held in Lugano,Switzerland earlier this year. Two concertos (do you preferconcerti?) are heard: Bloch And MacDowell and then De Falla'sNights in the Gardens of Spain.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times