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Shakespeare, Crowds in St. Peter’s Square and the Pope

“… is it fantasy that plays upon our eyesight?” (King Henry IV, part 1, act 5, sc. 3) Comment. Gustave Le Bon (1841-1931) was a French sociologist famous for his study of the behavior of crowds. His book “The Crowd – A Study of the Popular Mind” is instructive. As it is the case with Read More

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Shakespeare, Falstaff, Political Correctness, Cowardice, or Both

“The better part of valour is discretion; in the which better part I have saved my life.” (KHIV part 1 act 5, sc. 4)  Tips for Use.  “The better part of valor is discretion” is a masterpiece of what today would be called ‘political correctness’. If Falstaff were with us now, he would be the Read More

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