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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 jazz man in the world of ideas.” Recently, Cornel West commented on the impact of Read More

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Shakespeare, Secrecy & Recent Information on 9/11

“Who has a book of all that monarchs do, He’s more secure to keep it shut, than shown. For vice repeated’s like the wandering wind, Blows dust in others’ eyes, to spread itself.” (Pericles, act 1, sc. 1)  As Dr. Johnson noted, the “industry of observation has divided the most miscellaneous and confused assemblages into Read More

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Shakespeare, Victoria Secret and the Corruption of Neo-liberal Capitalism

“…she that sets seeds and roots of shame and iniquity” (Pericles, act 4, sc. 6) Comment. The appellation, let alone the profession of moralist is historically suspect. Who has the qualifications or the right to dictate moral canons to others? For this reason morality is inevitably intertwined with theological opinions – opinions that, supposedly coming Read More

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Shakespeare on Appearances, Deceit and the Presidential Elections

 “Who makes the fairest show, means most deceit” (Pericles, act 1, sc. 4) Comments. Which it is the ‘fairest show’ we cannot say. Certainly the pantomime-show of the presidential elections is, by any measure, spectacular. As for deceit, it is most extraordinary that so many still hold any credence on anybody and anything connected with Read More

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Shakespeare on Bad Food and Bad Restaurants

“… thy food is such As hath been belched on by infected lungs.” (Pericles act 4, sc. 6) Comments. Excellent line to describe your disgust with a particularly bad restaurant, “Their food is such as hath been belched on by infected lungs.” Truth and tales abound about bad restaurants and bad food, depending also on Read More

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Shakespeare on a Beautiful Female Voice

“….another Juno, who starves the ears she feeds And makes them hungry, the more she gives them speech.” (Pericles act5, sc.1) Tips for use. Perfect reply to the question, “Do you like my singing?” Or if she apologized for having called you on the phone. The Latin Poet Ovid, ancient expert in matters of the Read More

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