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Shakespeare on Brexit

The championship of exaggerations is over and the first dust of time is settling on the Brexit referendum. In the circumstances, it may be somewhat amusing to evaluate the reactions rather than the results. Considering that opinions are formed in … Continue reading

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Orlando’s Horror

Twill vex thy soul to hear what I shall speak; for I must talk of murders… Titus Andronicus, act 5, sc. 1 I will not repeat comments and reflections on the Orlando massacre. Rather, I will follow an imaginary trail … Continue reading

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The Bay of Pigs

What seest thou else in the dark backward and abysm of time? The Tempest, act 1. During this April 2016, an anniversary escaped the notice of most – 55 years have run their course since the Bay of Pigs invasion … Continue reading

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Stalin, Opinions & the Video Series

Good my Lord, be cured Of this diseased opinion, and betimes, For it is most dangerous.” (1)   The recent video production in the series “Historical Sketches” had to do with five episodes covering the life of Stalin. The very … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? Nagorno-Karabakh

… that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet… On this point I would disagree with Juliet. If, rather than ‘rose’ the flower were called, say, ‘globularia’, the perfume would be the same, but … Continue reading

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Mass-shootings and False Consciousness

“… The undiscovered country from whose bourn No traveler returns – puzzles the will. And makes us rather bear those ills we have, Than fly to others that we know not of.” (Hamlet, act 3, sc. 1) Roseburg is the … 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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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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