Category Archives: Insults Shakespeare-style

Trump, Revolution in a Tea Cup

“Men judge by the complexion of the sky, the state and inclination of the day.” King Richard II The apparent enthusiasm for Trump’s success in the US presidential elections is an event historically recurrent and humanly understandable. The wonderful vignette … Continue reading

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Crime and (un)Punishment

“ … Foul deeds will rise, Though all the world o’erwhelm them, to men’s eyes.” Hamlet act 1, sc. 2 American visitors to this site will probably know of the event, but here is a summary for our international guests. … 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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Terror On The Paris Express

“Who cannot steal a shape that means deceit?” (King Henry VI p2, act 3) I was determined to believe that the drama on the fast train to Paris, was a stellar victory in the War on Terror. The mainstream media … Continue reading

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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, Truth and Malaysian Flight MH17

“… he will lie, sir, with such volubility,that you would think truth were a fool” All’s Well That Ends Well, act 4, sc. 3 Readers will no doubt have noticed the stony silence of both the regime media and of … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Ferguson and Crowds

“I will no more trust him when he leers, than I will a serpent when he hisses.” Troilus and Cressida, act 5, sc. 1 Dr. Johnson used to say that the excellence of aphorisms consists not so much in the … Continue reading

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Ukraine and a Repeat of Lithuania

“Are there no stones in heaven But what serve for thunder?” (Othello, act 5, sc. 2) In traditional history, it was the slaves who rebelled against the masters. But in the revised Huxley’s edition of our brave new world it … Continue reading

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