Shakespeare and the decline of America

Daniel Hannan The Washington Examiner 6/22/2015

There are moments when I want to weep for America. They often come, now that I think of it, when I read the Washington Post. Last week, that newspaper ran an article by a long-serving English teacher in Sacramento called Dana Dusbiber, who dislikes Shakespeare so much that she […]

William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday: 50 everyday phrases that came from the Bard

William Shakespeare’s influence on English culture is still strongly felt today, from his plays on stage to words we use everyday.Getty Images

 

  From ‘in a pickle’ to ‘good riddance’ the Bard’s legacy is still very much present

Jess Denham The Independent [UK] 23 April 2014

Happy 450th birthday William Shakespeare. Your […]

‘You people will never be safe’

23 May 2013

The Telegraph, London.

 

 

The woman in the photograph got off a bus passing the scene to help the victim. Mum talked down Woolwich terrorists who told her: ‘We want to start a war in London tonight’

A cub scout leader confronted terrorists just seconds after they had beheaded […]

Filibustering for your Constitutional rights

6 March 2013

 

 

H/T Revolutionary Communications

 

via Rand Paul Review:

 

 

 

Related: Congressman Justin Amash on Facebook:

Have you been watching Sen. Rand Paul‘s heroic effort on the Senate floor? He is filibustering John Brennan’s confirmation as director of the CIA. And he’d be happy to stop—if Pres. […]

Quote of the day (Perhaps the Mayans were correct)

12 December 2012

“We have a country where the young don’t know Shakespeare and haven’t read the Bible, and their lives are almost wholly unconnected with the past.”

~Dinocrat via The Astute Bloggers

Read the rest.

Update: Evidently, they’re also wholly unconnected with their surroundings, too.

Olympics 2012 opening ceremony: Oscars all round for a spectacular feelgood fantasy of modern Britain

Melanie Phillips The Daily Mail [UK] 29 July 2012

…we had for starters a bucolic scene of merry medieval peasants, and men playing cricket — giving way to a stunningly produced but deeply tendentious image of cloth-capped workers slaving in the inferno of the Industrial Revolution.

But life in the Middle Ages wasn’t a rural […]