Category Archives: Elegant Shakespearean Quotes

Revisiting Revolutions, a Comparison

After a fitful fever (1) of debates and round-tables, often packed with common sense and sometimes with uncommon nonsense, the dust of antique time (2) may gradually settle on the memory of the 1917 Russian Revolution. In 2117, assuming but not … Continue reading

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Don’t Cry For Me Venezuela

According to the great Dr. Johnson, “Men can be estimated by those who know them not, only as they are represented by those who know them.” An unavoidable universal contingency – for, indeed, we don’t know most of the people … Continue reading

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Saudi America

As a European commentator noted recently, it is symbolic that the president of the most advanced democracy in the world makes his first foreign trip to the most feudal among Arab monarchies. On the other hand, US citizens at large … Continue reading

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Douce France

“Douce France, cher pays de mon enfance” – so goes the song [Sweet France, dear country of my infancy]. I did not live my childhood in France, but at times I feel as If I did, for I know her … Continue reading

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Newton, 9/11, Russia and the Free-Press

The Pentagon recently released more photos taken in the aftermath of the 9/11 plane crash. They do not clear the doubts of many on the dynamics of the crash against the Pentagon. Nor, as a news item, they displaced – … Continue reading

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Death of an Unsung Hero

“Now cracks a noble heart. Good night sweet prince: And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!” Hamlet, act 5, sc. 2 I discovered by chance that a true American hero died two years ago, in a tractor accident, … Continue reading

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Erdowin, Erdowon, Erdogan

… hing, hang, hog… Hang hog is Latin for bacon, I warrant you. (Merry Wives of Windsor, act 4, sc.1) To the articulate speculations of many analysts on the failed coup in Turkey I will not add the vanity of … Continue reading

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The Clintons’ War on Women

“I do condemn mine ears that have so long attended thee” (Cymbeline, act 1, sc. 6) This is an unpleasant blog to write and I apologize in advance for the language, to my twenty-five readers. As a mitigating factor, the … Continue reading

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Victory Day Memories

…memory, the warder of the brain, shall be a fume… Macbeth, act 1, sc. 7 Seventy-one years ago, May 9, 1945, was Victory Day. Nazi Germany officially signed the unconditional surrender to the Soviet Union. For Russia, WWII became the … Continue reading

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Stalin, Opinions & the Video Series

Good my Lord, be cured Of this diseased opinion, and betimes, For it is most dangerous.” (1)   The recent video production in the series “Historical Sketches” had to do with five episodes covering the life of Stalin. The very … Continue reading

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