Category Archives: Shakespeare in Politics

Shakespeare is an almost endless source of befitting situation for any occasion. The opinion on King Lear on authority may not be very orthodox, a dog obeyed in office. The quote may be included in a variety of situation, even during a business presentation or after dinner speech as an ironic self-effacing statement by a recognized authority.

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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Head in the Sanders

There is a history in all men’s lives, Figuring the nature of the times deceased, The which observed, a man may prophesy, With a near aim, of the main chance of things As yet not come to life, which in … Continue reading

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Much Ado About Tsipras

     For one who spent five years of his misspent youth toiling with (ancient) Greek, the recent limelight on Athens feels like a return to the past. For suddenly the ancient Greeks are on the lips of politicians, economists, commentators … Continue reading

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Early Elections, Bush or Clinton?

“I would with such perfection govern, sir, To excel the golden age” The Tempest, act 2, sc. 1 I finished my coffee, closed my book, paid my bill and got up to leave. When the unknown man at the next … Continue reading

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Osama, or You Only Die Twice

… a double plunge into… “the undiscovered country, from whose bourn no traveller returns.” (Hamlet 3.1) Recent American history proves that various successive Administrations expect the populace to believe anything, provided it is quite incredible.

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Words and Nothingness

A fine volley of words, gentlemen, and quickly shot off. Two Gentlemen from Verona Some agree that it is possible to measure a character from his appearance (“… costly thy habit as thy purse can buy….” (1)), from his demeanor … Continue reading

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Prelude to the Farce, Farewell to the Truth

“Time’s glory is… to unmask falsehood and bring truth to light…” Rape of Lucrece That Hillary Rodham Clinton would attempt to, and probably will be, the next president of the United States, is the best un-kept secret of the last … 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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Syriza, Not So Greek to Us

CASSIUS Did Cicero say any thing? CASCA Ay, he spoke Greek. CASSIUS  To what effect? CASCA (I don’t know)… but those that understood him smiled at one another and shook their heads; but, for mine own part, it was Greek … Continue reading

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