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Plato Among Pundits, a Dialog

Dialog on the Common Good, the Will of the People, the Thought Unique and why Democrats refuse to accept the results of the elections. I loaded my unimpressive weekly groceries onto the carrier belt and the counter lady said, “A … 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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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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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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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, Patriotism and Exceptionalism

“…there’s not one wise man among twenty that will praise himself.” Much Ado About Nothing, act 5, sc. 2 The term “Patria” or homeland is, of course, of Latin origin, meaning “land of the fathers”. In turn, presidents’ patriotic speeches … 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, Appearances and the Jones Plantation

“Who makes the fairest show, means most deceit” (Pericles, act 1, sc. 4) Cornel West  is an African-American philosopher, academic, activist, author and public intellectual. He defines himself as a “blues man in the world of the mind, and a … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the One Dollar Ignition Switch

“And my more having would be as a sauce To make me hunger more…” (Macbeth, act 4, sc. 3)  A brief background for our international visitors. General Motors has recalled millions of cars due to a minor but deadly design … 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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