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shakespeare_today · 2W ago

Democracy, Tortured Meaning of the Wrong Word

Politicians, much like advertisers, are ever ready to surprise the unawareness of the thoughtless. They must use language, the quintessential political tool, with a tone of deep-felt convict...
shakespeare_today · 1M ago

After Charlottesville – The Unknown and Already Forgotten Story

In the previous and most recent blog, (http://wp.me/p2e0kb-27U) I said there were still some unclear issues about the events in Charlottesville, particularly regarding the death of the 32-ye...
shakespeare_today · 1M ago

The Two Americas at Charlottesville

I wasn’t in Charlottesville during the upheavals in this summer of discontent, (1)  but I know some who were. They sent videos, photos and witness’ accounts – thanks to which, I followed tho...
shakespeare_today · 2M ago

Remembering the Liberty

It is a property of the past to sink into oblivion, and of unpleasant truths to fade into evanescence. To this past belongs the attack on the USS Liberty. The annals of US history record tha...
shakespeare_today · 2M ago

Was Marx a Marxist?

Many confound what they think with what they know. With Marx, personal notions of Marxism often justify arbitrary conclusions, reflecting the perceiver’s prejudice, fancy or indoctrination. ...
shakespeare_today · 3M ago

Don’t Cry For Me Venezuela

According to the great Dr. Johnson, “Men can be estimated by those who know them not, only as they are represented by those who know them.” An unavoidable universal contingency – for, indeed...
shakespeare_today · 4M ago

The Magnificent (G)Seven

Of course few would really call them magnificent. And I wonder how many have concluded that these high-profile meetings among potentates are but occasions for taxpayer-paid and unspeakably l...
shakespeare_today · 5M ago

Saudi America

As a European commentator noted recently, it is symbolic that the president of the most advanced democracy in the world makes his first foreign trip to the most feudal among Arab monarchies....
shakespeare_today · 5M ago

Douce France

“Douce France, cher pays de mon enfance” – so goes the song [Sweet France, dear country of my infancy]. I did not live my childhood in France, but at times I feel as If I did, for I know her...
shakespeare_today · 6M ago

Trillary’s Victory

The Western media has launched a volley of sycophantic praise of Trump’s victory in the great American raid on a Syrian airport, which produced new dead, though fewer than what is now routin...