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, 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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