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Erdowin, Erdowon, Erdogan

… hing, hang, hog… Hang hog is Latin for bacon, I warrant you. (Merry Wives of Windsor, act 4, sc.1) To the articulate speculations of many analysts on the failed coup in Turkey I will not add the vanity of my conjectures – for, clearly, everything and its opposite seem equally possible. I cannot guess Read More

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Ukraine and a Repeat of Lithuania

“Are there no stones in heaven But what serve for thunder?” (Othello, act 5, sc. 2) In traditional history, it was the slaves who rebelled against the masters. But in the revised Huxley’s edition of our brave new world it is the masters who revolt against the slaves. Which, more or less, is what happened Read More

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Shakespeare on King who had a dream and Obama who has a drone

IAGO. Will you hear me Roderigo? RODERIGO. Faith, I have heard too much; for your words and performance are no kin together. (Othello, act 4, sc. 3) Martin Luther King is a cultural icon who, these days, must be used sparingly by the apparatkit. Obama did not mention him in the original inauguration speech. It Read More

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Shakespeare, Heavenly Shows & the Presidential Inauguration

“When devils will the blackest sins put on, They do tempt at first with heavenly shows, As I do now.” (Othello act 2, sc. 3) The topic “heavenly show” referred to in this entry is the President’s Inauguration Phantasmagoria shortly to be broadcast on your corporate television screens. What is new this year is that Read More

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Shakespeare and the Falsification of History (in the movie “Lincoln”)

 “…may his pernicious soul Rot half a grain a day! he lies to the heart” (Othello, act 5, sc. 2) Comments. Not Lincoln, but those who willingly falsify history. Steven Spielberg is one of the topmost masters of US propaganda and the heavily promoted movie “Lincoln” once more proves it. The film is no more Read More

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Shakespeare on Post Elections Silence

“Silence that dreadful bell: it frights the isle From her propriety.” (Othello, act 2, sc. 3) Comments.  The clairvoyant power of the Oracle of Delphi was not necessary to guess the winner of the presidential elections. According to this webmaster one good thing about them now is that the associated noise has stopped. Had it Read More

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Shakespeare on How to Ask for a Salary Raise

 “To my unfolding lend your gracious ear, And let me find a charter in your voice To assist my simpleness.” (Othello, act 1, sc. 3) Comments.  You know all the practical reasons for asking for a raise in salary, but these lines make for a sensible introduction. This of course implies that your boss or Read More

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