Category Archives: Historical Quotes

A Deep Divine

“…meditating with two deep divines, Not sleeping, to engross his idle body, But praying, to enrich his watchful soul.” King Richard III, act 3, sc. 7 Sipping an espresso in the park’s cafe’, I looked at the trees, thinking of … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Pictures

Knavery’s plain face is never seen till used.  Othello, act 2, sc. 1 We accept that deception is to the art of government, what the brush is to the art of painting. But there are instances where deception oversteps even … Continue reading

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October Surprise

“…With colours fairer painted their foul ends.” (The Tempest, act 1, sc. 2) We are approaching the 35th anniversary of the so-called “October Surprise” of 1980. Given the workings of the inaudible and noiseless foot of time (1) most will … Continue reading

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Atom Bombs, Babes & Cakes

“You are too shallow, Hastings, much too shallow, To sound the bottom of the after-times.” (K. Henry IV part 2) Given Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, I am re-publishing this post from last year. (May 2016) I think it is relevant, … Continue reading

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Murder Most Foul

“Murder most foul, as in the best it is”… but the murder of yet another innocent family in Gorlovka, East Ukraine, properly qualifies for being “most foul, strange and unnatural.” And, given that brevity is the soul of wit (1), … Continue reading

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License to Kill

“ Out, damned spot! out, I say! … What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account? — Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him.” … Continue reading

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Victory in the War on Terror

“… out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety” King Henry IV, part 1 The FBI has stealthily uncovered and arrested two dangerous New York terrorists of the gentler sex, who were conspiring to use a weapon of … Continue reading

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Ukraine, Shakespeare & the Oligarchs

“…all is uneven and every thing is left at six and seven.” King Richard II, act 2, sc. 2 It is hard to imagine how the chroniclers of the mainstream media can still maintain that the Ukraine coup of February … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Ferguson, Reality and Symbols

“We are accounted poor citizens, the patricians good. What authority surfeits-on would relieve us: if they would yield us but the superfluity, while it were wholesome, we might guess they relieved us humanely; but they think we are too dear: … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Disbelief

“Most noble sir, That which I shall report will bear no credit, Were not the proof so nigh.” Timon of Athens, act 5, sc. 1 At the United Nations, a motion was recently tabled to condemn the glorification of Nazism. … Continue reading

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