Daily Archives: September 26, 2019

The Fatal Difference Between Dialogue And Dialectic

When I examine the state of politics in the Anglo-Saxon world (which is rather dismal, it must be candidly admitted), I am reminded of the fatal lure of dialectic, by which the behavior of one particular side in a given … Continue reading

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Book Review: Contested Will

Contested Will:  Who Wrote Shakespeare?, by James Shapiro As someone who reads a lot about Shakespeare, I am pleased that this book deals thoughtfully with many of the problems that I have with books about Shakespeare.  By and large this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shakespeare: The Biography

Shakespeare:  The Biography, by Peter Ackroyd William Shakespeare is one of the greatest writers in the history of the English language, and certainly the most compelling English playwright ever.  Now, the fundamental problem with William Shakespeare, native of Stratford-upon-Avon, is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Alias Shakespeare

Alias Shakespeare:  Solving The Greatest Literary Mystery Of All Time, by Joseph Sobran As someone who has modestly contributed to the state of research relating to Shakespeare and the Atlantic history of the Anglo-American middle class of the 17th century … Continue reading

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