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Arab Winters

“Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York…” King Richard III, act 1, sc. 1 Five years elapsed since the first of the widely acclaimed “Arab Springs”, though it does not seem that … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo, Ali Aba and 40 Hypocrites

” ‘Tis too much proved – that with devotion’s visage And pious action we do sugar o’er the devil himself.” Hamlet, act 3, sc. 1 Ali Baba had to deal with forty thieves. After the Charlie Hebdo attack, Paris dealt … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Saudi-Arabian Style Executions

BUCKINGHAM Now, my lord, what shall we do, if we perceive Lord Hastings will not yield to our complots? GLOUCESTER Chop off his head, man; somewhat we will do… (King Richard III, act 3, sc. 1) Last Wednesday, Saudi Arabian … Continue reading

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