Category Archives: Polite Insult

A type of insult or characterization that may be useful either in a direct confrontation or when describing a political adversary

Shakespeare, Language, War and Madness

“Mad call I it; for, to define true madness, What is’t but to be nothing else but mad” (Hamlet, act 2, sc. 2) That language continuously evolves needs no demonstration. It is commonly overlooked, however, how certain words or expressions … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, New-speak, Double-think & Black-white

“A crafty knave does need no broker” (KHVI p2.1.2) Readers of this blog will no doubt have independently observed the current and ever-increasing instances of “Orwellian moments” in the speeches, utterings and “new-speak” declarations by regime pundits, or in sundry … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Parallel Revolutions. Ukraine and the Shays’ Rebellion

“Treason and murder ever kept together, As two yoke-devils sworn to either’s purpose” King Henry V, act 2, sc. 2 The Greek writer Plutarch is famous for his “Parallel Lives”, in which he arranged the biographies of famous figures of … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Unforgotten War Crimes

“…. O, it presses to my memory, Like damned guilty deeds to sinners’ minds.” (Romeo and Juliet, act 3, sc. 2) Fifteen years is a long time for the collective memory of people. Collective drunkenness is not indispensable for collective … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the Shenanigans of the New Jersey’s Governor

“… and you shall not sin, If you do say we think him over-proud And under-honest; in self-assumption greater Than in the note of judgment.” (Troilus and Cressida, act 2, sc. 3) That history repeats itself is an adage with … Continue reading

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