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This is also a fascinating article from Guernica online magazine, a superb source well worth your own perusal, dear reader. This paticular one deals with the rise to power of Donald Trump as seen through Shakespeares Coriolanus. The comparisons are there to be drawn, and as such are very intriguing and scary. To quote the article

Coriolanus has been seen as an antidemocratic play, but it’s better read as a warning against treating democracy as a popularity contest, and the people themselves as a mob who can be bought with flattery.”

Sadly, this could, in some way describe precisely what happened in and TO America, as it was and is the doing of the voting public themselves, either by not voting, not being active or by simply voting for the strongest personage regardless of what may follow, or perhaps and this may be the unkindest cut of all,, because they agree with the minotaur.

Here is the link, do read it!

https://www.guernicamag.com/tana-wojczuk-the-vanity-of-crowds/

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