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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 from the denouement to the origins of the horror – or I should say horrors, Read More

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Methinks I am a prophet…

No prophet will I trust, if she prove false. (King Henry VI, part 1, act 1, sc. 2)   It’s not even a question of reading “the book of fate and seeing the revolutions of the times…” (1), or of having “a thousand eyes to be filled with prophetic tears”(2). The audacious eloquence of Bernie Read More

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Shakespeare and the Wages of Imperialism

“… this even-handed justice Commends the ingredients of our poison’d chalice To our own lips” Macbeth, act 1, sc. 7 Who could still have doubts about the infamy of imperialism may examine the recent history of the Middle East. Some may still remember the war of 1991,

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Shakespeare, Julius Caesar and Unrepeatable Scenes

“How many ages hence Shall this, our lofty scene be acted over, In states unborn and accents yet unknown.” (Julius Caesar, act 3, sc. 1) Comment. Unlike Cassius’ predictions on the legacy of Caesar’s murder, the shameful, shameless and abhorrent acts of American imperialism are not to be acted over but buried into the cesspool Read More

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Shakespeare on Law, its Administration and Imperialist Anarchy

“When law can do no right, let it be lawful that law bar no wrong” (King John act 3, sc. 1) Comments. This is the information that you will NOT find in the corporate media. In April 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY) found Croatian general Ante Gotovina and Assistant Interior Minister Mladen Read More

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Shakespeare on Unspeakable Crime and Murder by Drones

 “O, my offence is rank it smells to heaven; It hath the primal eldest curse upon’t, A brother’s murder” (Hamlet, act 3, sc. 3) Comments.  The picture of this child shows the effects of a drone visit to North Waziristan in a location called Datta Khel. The boy died from the wounds some time after Read More

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Shakespeare on England, Model to her Greatness

“O England! model to thy inward greatness, Like little body with a mighty heart” (Henry V, chorus, second act) Comments.  As we know, Shakespeare was what today we would call a strong nationalist. Foreign characters perform poorly, be they French, Italians, Spanish, Roman or Latin. That the chorus make such a gratifying statement about England Read More

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Shakespeare on the State of the Union

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” (Hamlet, act 1, sc. 4) Tips for Use.   Apply to place, company, state, nation or organization where you firmly believe that rot outweighs soundness. Not long ago, he who writes here was plying the waters of the Willamette River at the helm, or rather the paddles of Read More

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