Monthly Archives: March 2016

If Caesar Had Stabbed Their Mothers

Enthusiasm for political leaders that supersedes even attachment to family. Shakespeare, Tragedy of Julius Caesar 2.1 Casca: … And so he fell. When he came to himself again, he said, if he had done or said anything amiss, he desired … Continue reading

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Protected: Julius Caesar, the Hulk, and other Illeists

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Trump’s Small Hands: innuendo, insinuatio, what?

Late last month, Sen. Marco Rubio decided to get down into the gutter with demagogue Donald Trump.¬†As the Washington Post reported it: He turned insults lobbed by Trump against the billionaire. He said the only reason Trump isn’t as sweaty … Continue reading

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