Monthly Archives: February 2014

WATCHING KING LEAR

Recently I went to see friends perform in Syracuse Shakespeare Festival’s production of King Lear.  Like so much in art today, this ambitious project was put on with the scarcest of resources.  Many of the cast members had only community … Continue reading

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AN ONEIDA INCIDENT

In 1928, George Bernard Shaw finished The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism, his Magnum Opus as an economist and social philosopher.  Prompted by a question from his intelligent sister-in-law, Shaw sought to explain to women the world’s major … Continue reading

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2ND KNOX CONVICTION

The Italian legal system has disgraced itself again.  The Amanda Knox case has long been an international travesty.  Tainted from the start by a botched police investigation and prosecutorial misconduct, it led to a first conviction.  When this was corrected … Continue reading

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